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Joan Lyons (American, 1937- )

Joan Lyons received an M.F.A. in photographic studies from SUNY, Buffalo in 1973. She is the founding coordinator of Visual Studies Workshop Press, a leading publisher and printer of books by artists and photographers. Her work in copy printing, lithography, Xerox drawing, offset printing, and bookmaking has had a strong impact on the field of photography, and she is credited with adapting the Haloid Xerox Standard Copier to create copier-camera portraits. Lyons was editor of Artists' Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook (1985) and teaches at the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York.
- Virginia Lee Lierz

Selected Bibliography
Lyons, Joan. The Gynecologist. New York: Visual Arts Center, 1989.

McCray, Marilyn. Electroworks. New York, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, 1979.

Exhibition. Target III: In sequence: photographic sequences from The Target Collection of American Photography/The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; edited and with an introduction by Anne Wilkes Tucker; essay by Leroy Searle. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1982.


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