Lydia Panas’ photographs have been widely exhibited in galleries, museums and festivals internationally, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, the Brooklyn Museum, the Phillips Collection and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, Brigham Young University Museum, Artist’s Space in New York City, Atlanta National Airport, Zendai MoMA in Shanghai, Singapore International Photo Festival, Sifest Photo Festival, Lodz Fotofestiwal among others.

Lydia has garnered many prestigious awards and recognitions including nominee for the Prix Pictet, nominee for PDN’s top 30, First Place Image Award from CENTER, Santa Fe, twice selected for the prestigious Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Exhibition, twice selected for the Top Fifty in the Photolucida Critical Mass Competition, Winner of the London Calling Competition among others.  Grants include a Puffin Foundation Grant, John Anson Kittredge Educational Grant, and eight Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts grants.  Lydia was granted a CFEVA Fellowship and a Whitney Museum Independent Study Fellowship.

Her work has been published in many journals and publications including the New York Times Magazine, Photo District News, Popular Photography, San Francisco Chronicle, Rain Taxi Review of Books, Flavorpill, WallStreet Journal Blog, GEO Wissen, Die Volkskrant, Haaretz, Philadelphia Inquirer, French Photo, The Village Voice among many others.

Lydia has taught classes at the Museum of Modern Art, Muhlenberg, Lafayette, Moravian, Cedar Crest Colleges, Kutztown University, The Baum School of Art / Lehigh Carbon Community College, The Vermont College MFA Program, and workshops at Houston Center of Photography, Maine Media Workshops, La Fototeca, and upcoming at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado.

Her first monograph The Mark of Abel, was published in 2012 by Kehrer Verlag, and received a best books nomination from Photo Eye Magazine, named a Photo District News’ PHOTO ANNUAL Book of 2012, as well as a Best Coffee Table book by the Daily Beast.  Lydia’s second book Falling From Grace was released in October 2016.

Brooklyn Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
Allentown Art Museum
Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Inter-Art Contemporary Art Museum, Aiud, Romania
Yours Foundation, Poland
Lehigh University
Muhlenberg College
Comer Collection, University of Texas, Dallas
Maine Media Workshops
Center for Photography Woodstock
Numerous Private Collections