A generation of photography pillars is frittering away. On Wednesday August 31st 2016, Nathan Lyons (1930-2016), co-founder of the Society for Photographic education (1962 and 1963), assistant director at the George Eastman House (until 1969), and mostly known as the founder and director of Visual Studies Workshop and its international magazine, Afterimage, (1969-2001) passed away in Rochester NY.
A Nathan Lyons comes along once in a generation. He has left his mark on so many. He will be missed. All of us in the photographic family extend our condolences to Joan Lyons, his devoted wife and fellow artist, and his family, that goes way beyond blood lines.