Nathan Lyons - Whiteout

Nathan Lyons - Whiteout

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Photographs by Nathan Lyons
Poems by Marvin Bell

56 pages, 23 reproductions


The Special Edition of Whiteout is signed by both Lyons and Bell and comes with an “Elvis” original 5x7-inch silver gelatin print, mounted and overmatted on Artcare archival 4-ply mat board 14" x 11". Only 15 prints remain, each signed on the back by Lyons.

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Whiteout is a book of photographs and poems by two renowned and influential artists—photographer Nathan Lyons (1930–2016) and poet Marvin Bell. Lyons and Bell, who first met in 1955, have collaborated in Whiteout to produce a highly original conversation between photographs and poems. Lyons's photographs are combined with poems written in response to the photographs by his long-time friend, the award-winning poet Marvin Bell who has published over twenty books of poetry. Whiteout is signed by both.

NATHAN LYONS, among his many accomplishments and honors, was the Founding Director of Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York (1969–2001), Distinguished Professor at SUNY Brockport, and Associate Director and Curator of Photography at the George Eastman House (1961–1969)in Rochester. Four monographs of his work have been published, Notations in Passing (Boston: MIT Press, 1974),Riding First Class on the Titanic! (Andover, MA: Addison Art Gallery, 2000), After 9/11 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2003) and Return Your Mind to Its Upright Position , (ARTISANworks Press, 2014). He is being honored, posthumously, with a major retrospective at the George Eastman Museum, “Nathan Lyons: In Pursuit of Magic,” January–June, 2019.

MARVIN BELL has published twenty books of poetry. His literary honors include awards from the Academy of American Poets, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The American Poetry Review. Formerly Flannery O'Connor Professor of Letters at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and Iowa's first Poet Laureate, he teaches for the brief-residency MFA program based in Oregon at Pacific University.