Lydia Panas is an award- winning photographer whose work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and internationally.  Her work from her acclaimed series Falling From Grace… was recently on view at the Athens Photo Festival 2011.  She was one of nine artists to be selected by Houston FotoFest curators for the prestigious International Discoveries Exhibition in 2007, and won First Prize for the Publisher’s Choice Singular Image at CENTER, Santa Fe, NM.  Her work is included in numerous collections, including Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum; and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.  Lydia has degrees from Boston College; the School of Visual Arts, and New York University/International Center of Photography.  She has also received a Whitney Museum Independent Study Fellowship.  Her first monograph was just released in the United States in March 2012.