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Marcus Lyon

OPTOGENOME (2011-2013)

In search of a visual answer to the big subject matters of our time – migration, religion, urbanisation, science, health – Marcus Lyon created new visual languages and techniques in which he can communicate bigger truths. The results are landscapes without a horizon, which are constructed out of a myriad of perspectives – all recognisable, yet surprisingly new. With OPTOGENOME, Lyon explores the current state of modern laboratories, seen from both a typological as well as an emotional, contrary viewpoint. All images in OPTOGENOME were realised in collaboration with the scientists at the oncology and infection campus of the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in the American city of Waltham, and the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London.


Marcus Lyon (United Kingdom, 1965) studied Political Science at Leeds University, Leadership at Harvard Business School and Performance Measurement at the Kennedy School of Government, also part of Harvard University. His work has been exhibited internationally, and has been awarded the B&H Gold Award, the Agfa Photographer of the Year and five AOP Awards.