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Bryce Lankard


Bryce Lankard is a native of North Carolina, and a UNC-Chapel HiIl alumnus. He has been immersed in photography his entire adult life. In addition to being an editorial and fine art photographer he has also served in the roles of Art Director, Photo Editor, Educator, Curator and Principal Photographer, from New Orleans to New York City. In 1995 he was a co-founder of Tribe Magazine in New Orleans and served as Creative Director for the celebrated publication. He went on to work for 9 years in New York City, but in late 2006, following Hurricane Katrina, he returned to New Orleans and co-founded the non-profit New Orleans Photo Alliance. He forged the NOPA mission to create opportunities for the vibrant but neglected photography community in the Gulf South and to provide education and exposure to both the public and practitioners of the medium. Returning to North Carolina in early 2009 he has continued to share his knowledge by teaching and lecturing at venues such as UNC, the Gregg Museum, the Art Institute, the Light Factory, the ArtsCenter and Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies.

Throughout all this he has continued to challenge himself creatively with new work, exploring the language of photography and has exhibited the results internationally to critical acclaim. His latest was a collaboration with the 5 photographer “Posse” at the SlowExposures festival that has chose southern literary icon, Flannery O’Connor and her themes, as a guiding light.. He is honored to have had his work appear alongside legends such as Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Cindy Sherman, Bruce Davidson, and Andres Serrano in galleries and publications in Spain, Germany, France and throughout America. HIs work was featured in the the Light Factory’s “Romance of the Road” exhibition. Various projects have been highlighted in magazines such as Fraction, Square and Fine Art Photo and he has made three appearances in SXSE magazine.