10TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS
PHOTOGRAPHER RODERICK LYONS FROM THE UNITED STATES.
LOS ANGELES 12/3/15 – Professional photographer Roderick
Lyons was presented with the 10th Annual Black and White Spider
Awards Nominee title in the category of Photojournalism at a prestigious
Nomination and winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, November 21 2015.
The live on-line gala was attended by more than 10,000
photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the
industry’s most important event for black and white photography.
The 10th Annual jury members included captains of
the industry from Bonhams, Ramdom House, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Stockhlm
City Museum, Anneberg Foundation, Leo Burnatte, FTM Art Advisory, and Fratelli Alinary
who honored Spider Fellows with 505 coveted title awards and 931 nominees in 31
“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the
best from the 7,686 entries we received this year, “ said Basil O’Brien, the
awards Creative Director. Roderick Lyons’ Gang Truce 1, an exceptional image
entered in the photojournalism category represents black and white photography
at its finest, and we are pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.”
Jury member Diane Ruggie from Velocebella agency added, “The gallery of winners
and runners up has true stopping power.”
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international
award honoring excellence in black and white photography.This celebrated event shines a spotlight on
the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest
images with the highest achievement in black and white photography.
Talked to the class tonight about the fact that in my opinion the end game with serious photography should be a photographic print.
People are so used to looking a photographs on a computer or device screen, that it seem that the idea of making a print has faded away into the past. while the computer screen is great for quick editing and perusal of your images, nothing beats a high quality print for color reproduction, tonal range and depth.
And, while I hate to admit it, the larger the better.
Rod Lyons is a Fine Art Photographer and an Associate Professor of Photography at Los Angeles Valley College. He began his photography career more than 40 years ago as a photographer for the U. S.
Air Force. In 1978, Lyons graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a degree in journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism. Twenty years later he went back to the university to pursue a MFA with an emphasis on fine art photography. While he has produced a significant body of work over the years, Lyons feels that his fine art career is just beginning. “I have spent a long time just making photographs because that is and was where I found the most joy. Now I believe that the work is not complete until I can share it with others.” Lyons enjoys all types of photography but his subjects of choice are urban landscape and portraiture. Current projects include, “The Disney Concert Hall”, an impressionist view of the Frank Gehry work of art in downtown Los Angeles. There are also urban landscape portfolios of photographs made in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris, France. Lyons may be contacted through his website: www.rodericklyonsphotography.com