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Robert Lyons


Robert Lyons, the distinguished photographer and author of Another Africa (with essays and poems by Chinua Achebe), has exhibited widely in the United States, and his work is represented in a number of permanent collections, including those of the Polaroid Corporation, the Microsoft Corporation, the Addison Gallery of American Art, and the Seattle Art Museum. Lyons’s other books include Gentlemen Photographers: The Work of Loring Underwood and William Lyman UnderwoodOut of the Fire: Contemporary Glass Artists and Their Work; and Egyptian Time (with Naguib Mahfouz). Lyons began his journeys to the African continent in 1981, taking the first of many photographic trips to Morocco and Egypt. During the 1990s, Lyons photographed in African countries south of the Saharan desert and north of the equator, including Senegal, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Ethiopia.

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