Mark Lyon is an American photographer and educator living in France. He studied literature and art history while in college. He directed the Galerie Zabriskie in Paris before dedicating his life to portraiture. He worked with Bob Richardson and Richard Avedon in NY, before emigrating to Paris. He has taught regularily for Parsons, Columbia, ENSA, ENSAPC. He has published « PURE », « Le Collectionneur », « Fantasma de Carne », and « La Pirotterie », and won prestigious prizes and residencies. He currently is concentrating on large format portraits in color relating to utopia and dystopia in Europe.