Biography

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A renowned New York City-based photographer, filmmaker and self-professed “pop-culture junkie,” Lyle Owerko’s editorial and fine art projects regularly take the globe-trotting artist to Africa, Japan, Europe and South America. Known for his perception and knowledge of urban movement, his instinctually crafter visual images have found an indelible place in the lexicon of pop culture and journalism. His current projects seek to bridge ethnic borders in a manner that documents cultural groups for the betterment of the human condition.

His heart-wrenching editorial photograph of the Sept. 11th, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center appeared on the cover of TIME magazine and was called one of the 40 most important magazine covers in the last 40 years by the American Society of Magazine Editors. His film credits include music videos for Rufus Wainwright and American Hi-Fi and commercial spots with Robert Redford for The Sundance Channel. His work has been featured in Communication Arts magazine, The New York Times, The Village Voice, New York magazine, The London Times, BlackBook, and Vanity Fair.

Lyle was raised in Calgary, Canada. He studied at The Pratt Institute in New York and currently resides in New York City, NY.

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