Our October regular meeting is on October 18th at 7 pm at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA. We are lucky enough to have secured another nationally recognized speaker, Lydia Panas.
Lydia Panas is an award-winning photographer based in Pennsylvania. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. Lydia was one of nine artists selected by Houston Fotofest curators for their International Discoveries Exhibition in 2007, and won First Prize for the Publisher’s Choice Singular Image Award at CENTER, Santa Fe, NM.
Her first monograph “The Mark of Abel”, was recently released by Kehrer Verlag, and named one of Photo District News’ best photo books of 2012.
Lydia’s photographs have been published extensively including periodicals such as the New York Times Magazine, Photo District News, Popular Photography, Blink Magazine and the Wall Street Journal Blog.
Her work is held in many collections including MoMA Shanghai, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Allentown Art Museum, among others.
She has degrees from Boston College, the School of Visual Arts, New York University /International Center of Photography as well as an independent study fellowship from the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Lydia has taught photography at numerous institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, Lafayette. Muhlenberg and Moravian Colleges, Kutztown University, Maine Media Workshops, The Vermont College MFA program and The Baum School of Art/ Lehigh Carbon Community College.
Learn more about Lydia and see more of her work on her website: lydiapanas.com