Lydia Panas’ photographs have been exhibited internationally and her work is in many prominent collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago and the Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego. Panas has degrees from Boston College, the School of Visual Arts and New York University/International Center of Photography. She is also the recipient of a Whitney Museum Independent Study Fellowship as well as numerous other prestigious grants and awards. Her work has been featured in many publications including the New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Photo District News and Popular Photography. Her first monograph The Mark of Abel was released in 2012 and named one of Photo District News’ Books of 2012, as well as a top coffee table book by the Daily Beast.