Photographer - A Conversation with the World: Calgary

photo by Erin Hall

Lonnie Graham

Lonnie Graham is presently, Professor of Visual Art at Pennsylvania State University. He is formerly, visiting instructor of Graduate Studies at San Francisco Art Institute.

As the former director of Photography at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, in Pittsburgh, PA, Graham developed educational programs visited and officially sited by The White House as a National Model for Education.

As a cultural activist he is the author the African/American Garden Project, that conducted a physical exchange of disadvantaged urban single mothers, with farmers from a small farming village in Kenya.

Mr. Graham has won considerable commissions and awards for travel projects to destinations including Papua New Guinea, Ghana, South Africa, and Kenya.

Most recently, Professor Graham was cited as Artist of the Year and received the Governors award from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Professor was awarded a Pew Fellowship, one of the largest grants for individual artists. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts/Pew Charitable Trust Travel Grant and is a four time Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowship winner and was also awarded a Creative Achievement award by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, in Pittsburgh, PA.

His work has been exhibited nationally.