New York University / International Center of Photography, MA, Photography

Whitney Museum Independent Study Fellowship, NY, NY

School of Visual Arts, BFA, Photography

Art Institute of Boston

Boston College, BA, Psychology




2019 SLEEPING BEAUTY, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona, FL, Curator: James F. Pearson

2019 SLEEPING BEAUTY, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

2018     GHOST PORTRAITS, PhotoVisa Festival, Krasnodar, Russia,

2018    SELECTION, Studio Bizio, Edinburgh, Scotland  2018  

2018   CHOCOLATE DARK, Gallery on the Walk, ArtsWalk Allentown, PA

2017   PROMISE LAND, Encontros da Imagem Photo Festival, Braga, Portugal

2017   SOMETHING LIKE LOVE, Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown University, PA

2017   AFTER SARGENT, Sordoni Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA

2015    FALLING FROM GRACE..., Bebe Gallery, CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA

2015    GHOST PORTRAITS, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA

2014    AFTER SARGENT, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

and Design, Lancaster, PA

2014    FALLING FROM GRACE..., Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014    AFTER SARGENT, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, Curator: Sarah Kennel

2013    AFTER SARGENT, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, Curator: Irene Hoffman

2013    FALLING FROM GRACE..., Capital Blue, Bethlehem, PA

2013    THE MARK OF ABEL, Eduard Planting Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012    MARINA'S RUN, Zoellner Center for the Arts, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

2012    IMMANENT FEAR, Soft Machine Gallery, Allentown, PA

2012    RELATIVES, Photo Visa Festival, Krasnodar, Russia

2012    FALLING FROM GRACE..., Aiud Photo Festival, Aiud, Romania

2012    THE MARK OF ABEL, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

2012    THE MARK OF ABEL, Athens House of Photography, Athens, Greece

2012    THE MARK OF ABEL, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

2011    BRING THE FAMILY, Light Factory, Charlotte, NC, Curator: Dennis Kiel

2011    FALLING FROM GRACE..., Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece

2011    THE MARK OF ABEL and FALLING FROM GRACE... F Galeria, Kaunas, Lithuania

2010    THE MARK OF ABEL, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

2010    FAMILY PICTURES, UNTOLD STORIES,  Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA

2009    PRIVATE SPACES, Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2009    PORTFOLIO, Wall Space, Seattle, WA

2009    LYDIA PANAS, PUBLIC WORKS, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA

2008    TRUTH AND BEAUTY, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

2008    OUTSIDE / IN, Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, WY

2007    LYDIA PANAS, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT

2007    THE MARK OF ABEL, Minnesota State University Moorhead, MN

2007    RELATIONS, Khaki Gallery, Wellesley, MA

2006    LYDIA PANAS; RECENT WORK, Keystone College, La Plume, PA

2005    CHOCOLATE, HAIRS, AND LINT, Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA

2005    CHOCOLATE, HAIRS, AND LINT, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2000    LYDIA PANAS; NEW WORK, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

1997    LYDIA PANAS; De Sales University, Bethlehem, PA

1997    MY FATHER’S LANDS: REVISITED, Two-Person Exhibition, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

1997    PENTHOS, David E. Rodale Gallery, The Baum School of Art, Allentown, PA

1996    ITALIAN SERIES, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA




2019 “‘better organized,’ like a tropical storm”, CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA, Curator: Sophia Marisa Lucas

2019 RADIAL SURVEY, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, Curators: David Oresik and Kate Kelley

Pullman, WA, Curators: June T Sanders and Ayanna Z Nayo

2018 - 2019  FAMILY STYLE, A Statewide Exhibition, Tour Begins at Chardon State College,
Sponsored by the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE, Curator: Walter Mason

2018    ECSTATIC BEASTS, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

2018   EIGHTY@EIGHT: RECENT GIFTS TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION,Palm Springs Art Museum, CA, Curator: Mara Gladstone

2018   EDINBURGH FESTIVAL SHOW, Edinburgh, Scotland

2018   "metoo, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL, Curator: Jane Fulton Alt

2018   CONTEMPORARY RENAISSANCE WOMEN, Banana Factory Art Center, Bethlehem, PA, Curator: Deborah Rabinsky/
Maryann Riker/Stacie Brennan

2018   THE FIGURE; THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE, Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
Curator: Kathrine Page

2017   ABOUT LOVE, Centre for Photography “Mart”, Elinor Carucci, Lydia Panas and Tatsiana Tkachova, 
Yekaterinaburg, Russia

2016   INFOCUS Photobook Exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2016   ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL, Photobook Exhibition, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

2016    SPACE VEGGIES + EARTH PLANTS, Museum of Modern Art, Tblisi, Georgia, Curator: Tina Schelhorn

2016    NOURISH: FOOD AS SUSTENANCE + PLEASURE, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

2015    WPA SELECT 2015: Washington Project for the Arts, Benefit Auction, Artisphere, Washington, DC

2015    ARTBRIDGE SPRING ART AUCTION, Jack Studios, New York City, NY

2014    PALACE REVOLUTION, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX, Curator: Elliot Lessing

2014    SUMMER OPEN, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, Curator: Chris Boot

2014    THE NATIONAL: BEST CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY 2014, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

2014    TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2013, Cheltenham Art Gallery + The Beaney, Canterbury

2014    TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2013, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2014    HUMANKIND: DONALD CAMP, LYDIA PANAS + LORI WASELCHUK, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA, Curator: Amie Potsic


2013 – 14        TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2013, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2013 – 14        MAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO, Curator: Andy Adams

2012 – 13        TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2012, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2012    LOOKING AT OURSELVES, GuatePhoto Festival, Guatemala

2012    MORE PHOTOS ABOUT BUILDINGS AND FOOD, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA

2012    post SCRIPT, Camden Palace Hotel, Cork, Ireland, Curator: Peggy Sue Amison

2012    AFTER CLASSICAL PORTRAITURE, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011    AIRPORT 2011 EXHIBIT, Atlanta Celebrates Photo, Atlanta International Airport, GA

2011    PEACHES AND CREAM, Dreamspace Gallery, London

2011    WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS, Selections LUAG Teaching Collection, Zoellner Center for the Arts, Lehigh University, Curator: Ricardo Viera

2011    FOTO8 SUMMERSHOW, HOST Gallery, London

2011    PENNSYLVANIA PHOTO BIENNIAL, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, Curator: Ellen Fleurov

2011    BECOMING MUSES, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

2011    OF GODS AND MONSTERS: THE SPIRITUAL, GROTESQUE OR MACABRE, Curator: Andrew Mroczek, Daniel Cooney Fine Art

2010    100 PHOTOGRAPHERS, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Curator: Andy Adams



2010    ADJACENCIES, Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, Curator: Dan Talley

2010    INTER - ART, Aiud, Romania

2010 – 11        ALL MY LOVIN, Fotofestiwal Lodz, Poland, Kzrysztof Candrowitz, traveling to Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, Christoph Tannert traveling to Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland, Dawn Williams

2010    COLLECTIONS: PHOTOGRAPHY, Brooklyn Museum, New York

2009 – 10        MIRROR, MIRROR: CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITS & THE FUGITIVE SELF, Brigham Young University Museum,
Provo, UT, Curator: Jeff Lambson

2009    MILLENIUM: THE PRINT COLLECTION, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Brighton, England

2009    THE CURVE: CENTER'S AWARD RECIPIENTS, Photographic Center NW, Seattle, WA

2009    LONDON CALLING, Scream Gallery, London, UK

2009    EXPOSURE, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA, Curator: Russell Hart

2009    17th ANNUAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, Curator: Alma Ruiz

2009    CROSSING LINES, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, Curator: Darsie Alexander


Bethlehem, PA, Curator: Krista Steinke

2008    HUMANSCAPE, Seoul International Photography Festival, Seoul, Korea, Dr. Youngsil Sohn

2008    BIG, BIG BANGS, SMALL, SMALL BUCKS, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2008    DISCOVER, Galerie Poller, New York, NY

2008    ON LOCATION, Wall Space, Seattle, WA

2008    WOMEN SHOOTING WOMEN, The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY, Curator: Karen Florek

2008    IN A NEW DIRECTION, Wall Space, Seattle, WA

2008    ENCOUNTERS: NEW AND OLD Photography of Cherie Hiser, Dean Kotula and Lydia Panas,
Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR, Curator: Cherie Hiser

2007    FELLOWSHIP 2007 EXHIBITION, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, Curator: Katherine Ware

2007    INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERIES, A FotoFest Inter -Biennial Event, Houston, TX, Wendy Watriss + Jennifer Ward

2007 – 08        TPS 16: THE NATIONAL COMPETITION, Traveling Exhibit, Curator: Michelle Dunn Marsh

2007    THE LOOKING GLASS, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

2007    PATHOGEOGRAPHIES; BODY POLITIC, A Project of Feel Tank Chicago and Gallery 400’s “At the Edge” Series, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, IL

2007    HIGH STAIRWAY, Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles, CA, Curators: Sara Cochran and Carole Ann Klonarides

2007    INDWELLING: LIVING IN A FEMALE BODY, The Great Hall at The Cooper Union, New York, NY, Curator: Joyce Tenneson

2006    CENTER AWARDS EXHIBITION, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, Curator: Sarah Greenough

2006    RESONANCE, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

2006    PHOTOGRAPHY NOW 2006, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY,
traveling to 401 Projects, New York, NY, Curator: Natasha Lunn

2006    12th ANNUAL EXHIBITION, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Curator: Bonni Benrubi

2005    PHOTO AUCTION AND BENEFIT, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2005    MYTH, MEANING, AND MAGIC, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA, Curator: Joseph Elliot

2004    ABSENCE, FLATFILEgalleries, Chicago, IL

2004    CURATOR’S CHOICE, FLATFILEgalleries, Chicago, IL

2004    NEW ACQUISITIONS, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, Curator: Ricardo Viera

2004    (UN) WEARABLES, Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

2002 – 04        WOMEN ARTISTS: PAST AND PRESENT, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA traveling to Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA and Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, Curator: Jennifer Olson Rudenko

2002    PROSAIC BEAUTY, FLATFILEgalleries, Chicago, IL

2001    IDENTITY, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA, Curator: Chris Youngs

2002    DEVOTION, FLATFILEgalleries, Chicago IL

2001    MAN/ WOMAN/ CHILD, FLATFILEgalleries, Chicago, IL

2001    A LIFE IN ART, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, Curator: Lucy Gans

2000    CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, Schumacher Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

1998    PHOTO SESSION 98, Philadelphia, PA

1998    BODY PRINTS, Printmaking Council of New Jersey

1997    6th NATIONAL SHOWCASE EXHIBITION, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY

1997    PENNSYLVANIA PHOTOGRAPHERS X, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA, Curator: Sarah Ann McNear

1996    PHOTO BIENNIAL, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT

1996    PICACOC III, Rodger La Pelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1995    30th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, Fine Arts Institute of the San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino

1990    Merce Cunnigham Studio, Dance Performance with Dani Nikas Dancers, New York, NY

1988   FEMALE (RE)PRODUCTION, White Columns, New York, NY, Curator: Marilu Knode

1987    Four Walls Gallery, New York, NY

1986    Light Gallery, NY, NY, Curator: Collier Schorr

1986    MISS LIBERTY SHOW, Barney’s New York, NY

1985    80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY

1985    SPLIT/VISION, Artists’ Space, NY, NY, Curators: Robert Mapplethorpe and Laurie Simmons

1985    Soho Center for the Visual Arts, New York, NY

1985    Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

1985    BACA, Downtown Center for the Arts, New York, NY

1985    Washington Square Galleries, New York, NY

1984    Lincoln Center, Cork Gallery, New York, NY

1983   PENNSYLVANIA PHOTOGRAPHERS III, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA, Curator: Weston Naef





2016    THE MIDDLE SCHOOL PROJECT with Communities in Schools, Public Bus Shelters Project, Lehigh Valley, PA  

2015    GUATEPHOTO Festival, Guatemala City, Guatemala

2011    FALLING FROM GRACE..., Public Bus Shelters Project, Lehigh Valley, PA

2009 – 10        ART & LIFE, Public Bus Shelters Project, Lehigh Valley, PA

2009    MONA LISA SMILES, Public Bus Shelters Project, Lehigh Valley, PA

2008    MONA LISA SMILES, Zendai MoMA, part of INTRUDE: Art & LIfe, 366, Shanghai, China

2008    IT NEVER MADE SENSE TO THEM, Public Bus Shelters Project, Lehigh Valley, PA

2006    THE CHRISTMAS TREE IS BURNING, Public Billboards Project, Lehigh Valley, PA

2005    INTERIOR PORTRAITS, Public Billboards Project, Lehigh Valley, PA




ZEN CAMERA, David Ulrich, Penguin Random House LLC, 2018

FALLING FROM GRACE, Lydia Panas, Conveyor Arts, 2017


POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY, The Complete Manual, 2016

THE MARK OF ABEL, Lydia Panas, Kehrer Verlag, 2012


HUMBLE ARTS FOUNDATION, The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography, Alana Celli, Jon Feinstein,
and Grant Willing, 2009

PHOTOGRAPHER’S MARKET, 26th Edition, 2003



ELLE.COM, “La Bella Addornamentat e Sveglia con il Progeto Feminista di Lydia Panas,
March 12, 2019

CATALYST INTERVEIWS, February 27, 20109

MORNING CALL, Wide Awake, Steve Siegel, March 8, 2019

L’'OEIL de la PHOTOGRAPHIE, February 22, 2019

LENSCRATCH, February 12, 2019

“The Undressing: The Poetry of Passion Laid Bare”, March 19, 2018

FLOATMAG, "Sleeping Beauty", January, 2018

WEEKENDER, TIMES LEADER, Renowned Photographer Lydia Panas shows raw portraits
at Sordoni Gallery, Matt Mattei, February 13, 2017

STRANT MAGAZINE, "Falling From Grace by Lydia Panas", October, 2016

DODHO MAGAZINE, "Lydia Panas; Falling From Grace..." October 24, 2016

UNDEREXPOSED, August 26, 2016

THE MORNING CALL, "South Mountain Students Featured on Billboards", Ed Courier, April 30, 2016

POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE, The Complete Portrait Manual (Book), 2016

READING EAGLE, "A Look at the Most Memorable Shows of the Past Year" Ron Schira, January 2016

READING EAGLE, Lydia Panas’ “ghosts that linger memories that endure’ at Albright College,” June 7, 2015

GEO WISSEN, "Die Macht Der Familie," NR. 56, November 2015, 2 page spread

7 x 7 SF, “…Four Captivating Solo Art Shows,” Nathalie Danilovich, San Francisco, March 26, 2014

DODHO MAGAZINE, February 14, 2014

SIXONEZERO MAGAZINE, "The Fundamental Artist" Marc Londo, December 2013

GENTI I FOTOGRAFIA, Feature Story, Fall 2013

VASA Journal on Images and Culture, November 2013

WASHINGTON CITY PAPER, "Reviewed: 'Shaping a Modern Identity at the Phillips Collection, Louis Jacobson , November 1, 2013

FOCUS MAGAZINE, Lydia Panas, The Mark of Abel at Eduard Planting Gallery, Amsterdam, June 2013

DE TELEGRAAF, "Onbewaakte Momenten," Bertjan de Braak, Amsterdam, May 14, 2013

HOOPDOOP Magazine, Amsterdam, May 10, 2013

BLOW PHOTO Magazine, Ireland, March 2013

THE DAILY BEAST, Top Ten Coffee Table Books of 2012, Robert Birnbaum

DE L'AIR, Livre, Exposition,  November, 2012

RAIN TAXI REVIEW OF BOOKS, Kelly Everding, September, 2012

HYPERALLERGIC, Book Review, Alissa Guzman, September 20, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY "Sibling Rivalry", Michael Singman-Aste, September 13, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, “Don’t Miss,” Lydia Panas: The Mark of Abel, 96 Hour, September 13, 2012

FLAVORPILL, Lydia Panas, September 14, 2012


SHOTS Magazine, Fall 2012

NEW YORK TIMES BLOG, July 17, 2012

NEWCITY ART, Review: After Classical Portraiture, Michael Weinstein, Chicago, May 2012

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Photography Shows are All the Rage in Chicago, Mary Hounihan, May 23, 2012

PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS ANNUAL 2012, “The Mark of Abel,” Monograph, Best of Issue, May 2012



WALL STREET JOURNAL BLOG, Rebecca Horne, April 3, 2012

POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY, ‘Planning Portraits’, Peter Kolonia, 2012

LEHIGH VALLEY STYLE, April Book Club, Stacey Solt, April 2012

PHOTO INTERANATIONAL, Netzweke Im Blick, Hans-Michael Koetzle, 8 page feature, February 2012

MORNING CALL, “Photographic Series Goes Beneath the Skin”,” Steve Siegel, Allentown, PA, February 19, 2012

KUTZTOWN PATRIOT, ‘ Photographer Shows at Allentown Art Museum’, Lisa Mitchell, February 8, 2012

HAARETZ, Israel, 2011

DIE VOLKSKRANT, Illustrations for Interview with Albert Costa, Netherlands, 2011

K MAGAZINE, Athens, Greece, 2011

LOUPE, PRC Publication, 10 Page Article and Illustrations, Boston, 2011


WESTWARD CALENDAR DENVER, "Art is What You Eat,” Susan Froyd, October 11, 2011

THE PATRIOT NEWS, “Art of the State Leaves Cool Impression at the State Museum of PA’, Ellen Hughes, Harrisburg, PA, August 4, 2011

PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER, ‘PA Photogrphers Get a New Biennial’, PA, Nadine Wasserman, July 28, 2011

NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE,  ‘ Drug for Down Syndrome’, Dan Hurley, July 31, 2011

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, ‘Paintings Prominent in Art of the State’, Victoria Donohoe, July 29, 2011

KUTZTOWN PATRIOT, Photographer Takes High Acclaim at State Exhibition’, Jennifer Hetrick, July 21, 2011

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE, ‘Keystone 1 Showcases Straightforward Abstract of Pennsylvania Photographers, Kurt Shaw, June 21, 2011

FOTO-MAGAZIN XXL, SPECIAL EDITION, Manfred Zollner, Germany, May 2011

MONTHLY PHOTOGRAPHY, Article by Sujong Song, South Korea, March 2011

BLINK MAGAZINE, Issue #2, Interview with Kim ARam, South Korea, March 2011

FRACTION MAGAZINE / Issue 14 / Anniversary Issue / May 2010

GEO SCIENCE, "Fathers" Issue, Hamburg, Germany, November 2010

LENS MAGAZINE, Interview with Algae Wang, China, 2010

DEAR DAVE, Issue 07, Essay by Barbara Pollack, April 2010

 MORNING CALL, ‘Kutztown Photographer Reveals the People Behind the Social Mask in Family Pictures…’,
Steve Siegel, Morning Call, April 3, 2010

TOUT VA BIEN, Germany, March 2010

FRENCH PHOTO, New York Exhibits, Eve Theroud, March 2010

PDN, ‘Group Dynamic’, Exposures by Conor Risch, PDN, February 2010

PDN On-Line, ‘What Michael Foley Looks for in an Artist‘, Conor Risch, PDN On-Line, February 1, 2010

STAR TRIBUNE.COM, ‘Promising Portraits’, Mary Abbe, January 14, 2010

MPR NEWS, ‘MPLS Photo Center Celebrates the Portrait’, Minnesota Pulbic Radio, January 6, 2010


NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, ‘The Last Decision’, Darshak Sanghavi, December 20, 2009

‘ZWIERCTADIATO,’ Kzryzstof Wyzomiecki, Article and Photographs, Poland, 2009

‘KIKIMORA,’ Trendy Lifestyle Art Edu Design, Interview and photographs with Sebastian Kustra, Poland, December 2009

PRC Publication, 2009, Selections by Dana Faconti of Blind Spot Magazine

DYNAMIC RANGE / FIVE BY TEN / BLOG, Interview with Marc Boyle / Perth, Western Australia, April 2009

THE MORNING CALL, ‘Lydia Panas’ Portraits Blend Mysterious Smiles and Messages,’ Geoff Gehman, January 25, 2009

PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS, ‘New Recruits To Stock,’ Reuel Golden, November 3, 2008

VISUAL ARTS JOURNAL, School of Visual Arts, Fall 2008

THE MORNING CALL, ‘Baum Faculty Show A Calvalcade of Photos, Graphics,’ Geoff Gehman, August 17, 2008

THE PHOTO REVIEW, Juror: Julie Saul, 2008

PHOTO INTERNATIONAL, Made in China, Szene Houston Fotofest, March 2008

PHOTO INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE, ‘Fotofest Discoveries,’ March 2008

THE MORNING CALL, ‘Photographer Hopes ‘Discovery’ Word Puzzles Tickle the Mind,’ Geoff Gehman, February 7, 2008

THE PRESS, ‘For Lydia Panas, Bus Stop’s A Start For Art,’ Howell, January 30, 2008

ARTMATTERS, February 2008

DAILY ROCKET-MINER, ‘WWCC Art Gallery Set To Feature Panas’ Photographs Jan 14 – Feb 15,’ Rock Springs, WY, January 12, 2008

THE KUTZTOWN PATRIOT, ‘Photographer Gets People Thinking,’ Lisa Mitchell, January 10, 2008

PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER, ‘Caleb Charland’s Photographs at Silver Eye Evoke the Curiosity of Scientific Experimentation,’ Samantha Archetti, January 10, 2008

COASTWEEKEND.COM, ‘CCC Offers Evocative Photography in Exhibit,’ The Go and Do Guide for the North Oregon and Southwest Washington Coasts, January 1, 2008

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW, ‘Silver Eye Experiments With Weird Science,’ Kurt Shaw, December 13, 2007

ARTS HOUSTON, ‘Fotofest’s International Discoveries Exhibition, Portfolio Reviews Around the World Yield Outstanding Work,’ Michele Brangwen, November 27, 2007

THE KUTZTOWN PATRIOT, ‘Panas Featured in Massachusetts Exhibit,’ Kutztown, PA, June 21, 2007

THE PHOTO REVIEW, Juror Toby Jurovics, 2007

SHOTS 96, Summer 2007

LEHIGH VALLEY STYLE MAGAZINE, Baum School of Art, Melinda Rizzo, May/June, 2007

THE KUTZTOWN PATRIOT, ‘Panas Featured in LA Art Show,’ Kutztown, PA, April 5, 2007

THE MORNING CALL, ‘The Christmas Tree is Burning,’ Allentown, PA, March 4, 2007

THE MORNING CALL, ‘A Perceptual Puzzle,’ Geoff Gehman, Allentown, PA, January 11, 2007

THE PHOTO REVIEW, 2006, Juror Philip Brookman

INSIDE THE ARTS, ‘Mixing the Media: How Artists Expand Their Horizons,’ Kathy McCauley, Lehigh Valley, PA, July 2006

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, ‘Group Show Favors Safe Over the Challenging,’ Nate Lippens, Seattle, WA, August 4, 2006

THE KUTZTOWN PATRIOT, ‘Photographer Captures Psyches,’ Penny Hummel, Kutztown, PA, March 23, 2006

THE MORNING CALL, ‘Transporting Images,’ Marguerite Smolen, Allentown, PA, February 12, 2006

THE READING EAGLE, ‘Transforming the Banal Into Art,’ Ron Schira, Reading, PA, September 25, 2005

THE READING EAGLE, ‘Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary in Artists’ Hands,’ Bonnie Watts, Reading, PA, August 16, 2005

SHOTS 88, Summer 2005


THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, ‘Dust and Chocolate,’ Edward J. Sozanski, Philadelphia, PA, November 26, 2004

SHOTS 86, Fall 2004

THE BEACHCOMBER, ‘Foundation Photography Show: ‘Big, Beautiful, and Confident,’’ Kathy Fertig, Long Beach Island, NJ, June 18, 2004

THE SANDPIPER, ‘Foundation Photography Show Depicts Images of Excellence,’ Pat Johnson, Long Beach Island, NJ, June 16, 2004

THE MORNING CALL, ‘Exhibition is the Best Dressed List of the Truly Un-Wearables,’ Susan Haas, Allentown, PA, January 4, 2004

THE MORNING CALL, ‘Aging at the Baum School,’ Geoff Gehman, Allentown, PA, September 4, 2004

KIDS-REGEN, A Rodale On-Line Publication, May 2003

THE MORNING CALL, ‘Unusual Concepts Work Unusually Well, A Life in Art,’ Geoff Gehman, October 25, 2003

LEHIGH VALLEY STYLE MAGAZINE, ‘Valley Arts: Simplicity in Modern Photography,’ ‘Lori Verderame, October 21, 2001

SUSQUEHANNA STYLE, ‘Fine Arts: Simplicity in Modern Photography,’ ‘Lori Verderame, October 2001

NEW CITY, ‘Prosaic Beauty Exposing the Hidden Beauty of Humble Objects,’ Michael Weinstein, Chicago, IL, June 28, 2001

CHICAGO ARTISTS’ NEWS, ‘A Closer Look,’ John Brunetti, Chicago, IL, June 2001

THE MORNING CALL, ‘Changing Perspectives,’ Geoff Gehman, Allentown, PA, June 18, 2000

THE MORNING CALL, ‘Mayfair’s Finest Arts, A Study in Contrasts,’ Geoff Gehman, Allentown, PA, May 21, 2000

THE MORNING CALL, Group Effort, Myra Yellin Outwater, Allentown, PA, August 6, 1999

THE SENTINEL, ‘Over 100 Artists Display Work At State Museum,’ Linda Barr, June 17, 1999

INSIDE THE ARTS, ‘Loss, Alienation Inform Photography of Lydia Panas,’ Kathryn Williams, Lehigh Valley, May 1998

NORTHWESTERN PRESS, ‘Photographer Sees World in Black and White,’ Kathryn Neupauer, Allentown, PA, March 16, 1998

THE MORNING CALL, ‘Open Space Exhibit Covers National Picture,’ Tim Higgins, Allentown, PA, June 1997

THE MORNING CALL, ‘10th Juried Show at Mayfair is the Best One Yet,’ Geoff Gehman, Allentown, PA, May 26, 1996

THE KUTZTOWN PATRIOT, ‘Kutztown Artist Lets Her Camera Do the Talking,’ Heather Druckenmiller, Kutztown, PA, October 1995

ARTS MAGAZINE, New York, 1986

THE NEW YORK TIMES, ‘Art: Split / Vision,’ Vivien Raynor, New York, NY, January 10, 1986

THE VILLAGE VOICE, ‘Split / Vision,’ Kim Levin, New York, NY, 1986

THE MORNING CALL, ‘A Photographic Adventure Allentown, Allentown Art Museum Show Features Vision and Diversity,’ Kathy McCauley, May 5, 1983




2018 SILVER EYE FELLOWSHIP 19, Honorable Mention


2018 Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream Grant

2015         Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream Grant

2014 – 16        VISUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP, CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA

2014    Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream Grant

2013    Prix Pictet- Nominee

2013    THE PRINT CENTER CELEBRATES LYDIA PANAS, 100th Anniversary of The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

2013    SOLO EXHIBITION AWARD, Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibit, Juror: Sarah Kennel, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

2013    SOLO EXHIBITION PRIZE, The Print Center, Juror: Irene Hoffman, SITE Santa Fe

2012    TOP COFFEE TABLE BOOKS 2012, The Daily Beast

 2012   TOP FIFTY, Critical Mass Competition

2012    BEST BOOKS OF 2012, PDN Photo Annual

2012    American Photography 28

2011    BEST BOOKS Nomination, Photo Eye Magazine

2011       Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream Grant

2011    Best of Show and First Place, Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, Juror: Ricardo Viera

2011    American Photography 27

2010    Arts Ovation Award, Visual Arts, Allentown, PA

2009    Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Grant

2009    WINNER, Conscientious Portfolio Competition

2009    FIRST PLACE, Portraiture-Family, London Calling Competition, Jurors: Vanessa DesClaux, Tate Modern, Tom Morton, The Hayward Gallery, Francesca Manacorda, The Barbican Gallery, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

2009    NOMINEE, Fine Art Series, New York Photo Awards

2009    SECOND PRIZE, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, Jurors: Alma Ruiz, Curator, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Marc Pally, Artistic Director, City of Santa Monica

2009    FIRST PLACE, Singular Image: Publisher’s Choice Award, Center, Santa Fe, NM, Juror: Michael Mack, SteidlMack

2008    Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Grant

2008    John Anson Kittredge Educational Grant

2008    Puffin Foundation Grant

2007 – 08        TOP FIFTY, Critical Mass Competition

2007    HONORABLE MENTION, Fellowship 2007, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, Juror: Katherine Ware

2007    FIRST PLACE, TPS 16: The National Competition, Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, TX, Juror: Michelle Dunn Marsh, Aperture West

2007    CURATOR’S DISTINCTION, Houston Center for the Arts, 25th Annual Members Exhibition, Houston, TX, Curator: Anne Wilkes Tucker

2007    Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Grant

2007    SOLO EXHIBITION AWARD, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA,  Juror: Dan Talley

2006    Pennsylvnia Partners in the Arts Grant

2005    Pennsylvania Partner’s in the Arts Grant


2002    MERIT AWARD, Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA

2000    SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY STIPEND, PA Council on the Arts

1998    FIRST PLACE, Mayfair National Juried Exhibition, Allentown, PA, Juror: Jan Howard

1996    CURATOR’S CHOICE, Mayfair National Juried Exhibition, Allentown, PA, Juror: John Weiss



Brooklyn Museum

Bronx Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego

Allentown Art Museum

Southeast Museum of Photography

Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Himalaya Art Center, Shanghai

Girls Club Foundation, Fort Lauderdale

La Fototeca

Yours Foundation, Poland

Inter-Art Contemporary Art Museum, Aiud, Romania

Lehigh University

Muhlenberg College

University of Texas, Dallas, Comer Collection

Maine Media Workshops

Center for Photography Woodstock

Numerous Private Collections


2019 International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, Presenter, Toronto, Canada

2019 Silver Eye Center for Photography, Symposium

2019 Muhlenberg College / Artist Talk and Panel Discussion

2018   International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, Presenter, Seattle, WA

2018    SPE MidAtlantic PopUp Event, Panel Discussion, Philadelphia, PA  

2018   StudioBizio, Edinburgh, Scotland

2018  Panel Discussion - Contemporary Renaissance Women Exhibit, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA

2018  Visual Dialogue Series, Panel, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

2018  Gallery on the Walk, ArtsWalk Allentown, PA

2017   Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA

2016    Olympus InVision Photo Festival, Panel and Portfolio Reviewer

2016    i3 2016 Summer Lecture Series, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2016   Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art, Republic of Georgia

2015    International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, Conference Presenter
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

2015    Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2015    La Fototeca, Guatemala City, Guatemala

2014    Society for Photographic Educators Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Presenter, Lancaster, PA

2014    Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

2014    Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

2014    Master Lecture Series, Opera House, Rockport, Maine

2014    Main Line Art Center, Panel, Haverford, PA

2013    Photographic Resource Center, Host Portrait Night, Boston, MA

2013    Paradigm Lecture Series, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2013    International Center of Photography, Photographer's Lecture Series, New York, NY

2012    Soft Machine Gallery, Artist's Talk, Allentown, PA

2012    PhotoPlus Expo, “Art & Business of Portraiture,” Panel, Jacob Javitz Center, New York, NY

2012    Photographic Resource Center, Host of Portrait Night

2012    Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

2012    Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

2012    The Print Center/Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2012    Athens House of Photography, Athens, Greece

2012    Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

2011    Sharadin Day, Visiting Artist Lecture, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

2011    Moravian College, Professors of the Lehigh Valley, Panel

2011    State Museum of Pennsylvania, Meet the Artist Conversations, Harrisburg, PA

2010    VASA Project and Academy of Communication

2010    Lehigh University, Evolving Archetype Series

2010    Banana Factory

2009    Boston College

2009    Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2009    Northampton Community College

2008    Penn State University

2007    Southern Vermont Arts Center

2007    University of Houston

2007    Minnesota State University at Moorhead

2006    Keystone College

2000    Muhlenberg College


2019 Mass MoCA
2019 American Academy in Rome
2004 Banff Centre


2019 WDIY Interview with Hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller, “Sleeping Beauty”

2018   WDIY Interview with Host Kenn Michael, "Chocolate Dark"

2017  WVIA Interview with Host Erika Funke, "After Sargent"

2016    WDIY Host, Interview with Stacie Brennan, Senior DIrector of ArtsQuest + The Banana Factory Arts Center

2016    WDIY Interview on Arts Salon with Kate Scuffle and George Miller, “The Middle School Project”

2014    WDIY Interview on Arts Salon with Bill Dautremont-Smith, “After Sargent”

2012    WDIY Interview on Arts Salon with Bathsheba Monk, “Immanent Fear”

2012    WDIY Interview on Musings with Kenn Michael, “Immanent Fear”

2012    Athens International Radio

2012    WDIY Interview on Musings with Kenn Michael, “The Mark of Abel”

2011    WDIY Interview on Arts Salon with Kate Scuffle

2010    Sec News 2, Valley View, Arts & Entertainment

2008    WDIY Interview with Kenn Michael, Billboard Project

2007    WDIY Interview with Kenn Michael, "Interiors" Portraits, Billboard Project

2006    WVIA Interview with Erika Funke



Los Angeles Center for Photography, Los Angeles, CA, 2018

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO, 2017

Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, Adjunct Professor, 1991 - 99, 2014 - present

Vermont College, MFA Visual Arts Program, Montpelier, VT, Artist / Teacher, 2005 - present

La Fototeca, Instructor, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2015

The Baum School of Art / Lehigh Carbon Community College, Allentown, PA, Faculty, 1986 – 2014

Moravian College, Portrait Workshop, Bethlehem, PA 2013

Houston Center for Photography, Portrait Workshop, 2012

Athens House of Photography, Workshop, Athens, Greece, 2012

Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Performing Arts, Workshop, Bethlehem, PA, 2011

Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME, 2000 - 05, 2014

Lafayette College, Easton, PA, Instructor, 2001 -02

Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, Adjunct Professor, 1993 - 94

Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA, Adjunct Professor, 1992 - 93

Wyomissing Institute of Fine Arts, Wyomissing, PA, Lecturer, 1991 - 92

Salisbury High School, Artist-in-Residence, Allentown, PA, 1991 - 93

Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, Adjunct Professor, 1986 - 87

Guggenheim Museum, NYC, Learning to Read Through the Arts Program, Lecturer, 1987

Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Education Department, Lecturer, 1986 – 89

Assistant to Marvin Heiferman, NYC, Assisted on “The Big Picture Show,” Queens Museum, January 1986

Assistant to Laurie Simmons, 1984 – 85

Assistant to Bill King, 1983