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Roderick Lyons
rodlyons
Blurbarian Since January 2009
Name Roderick Lyons
My Web Site www.rodericklyonsphotography.com
Location Sherman Oaks Ca
Gender Male
My Occupation Photographer, Educator
My Bio Los Angeles native Rod Lyons began his photography career more than 30 years ago as a photographer for the U. S. Air force. Since that time he has done everything photographically from portraiture to photojournalism to fine-art.

In 1978 Lyons graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a degree in journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism. Twenty years later he went back to the university to pursue a MFA with an emphasis on fine art photography.

After working several years as a freelance photojournalist and serving a brief stint as a newspaper managing editor, Lyons struggled to find ways to make a living while following his passion of fine art photography. In 1993 he discovered a second calling--teaching photography. “Teaching has been a godsend for me, it put me in a position where I am expected to produce work and yet I am able to help young people start their photographic journey—the best of two worlds.” Lyons said.

Books by this author

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

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Black Men
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Roy DeCarava, James Van Derzee, Gordon Parks, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Albert Murray,
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
Art and Fear

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