Cy Lehrer

Cy Lehrer has been photographing since 1957 and has shown his work publicly since 1983, with more than 115 solo and major exhibits to his credit as well as participation in numerous invitational group shows.

Working for many years in the “fine print” black-and-white mode, Lehrer has recently been employing digital color imagery. His photographic interests have ranged across the social documentary essay form, traditional landscapes, satirical aspects of the urban and suburban landscape, monumental ancient ruins and the contemporary street life surrounding them, and candid environmental/situational portraits conveying a range of feelings from irony and humor to solitude and isolation. A recurring theme of his work addresses in various ways issues of mortality, impermanence and the brevity of life.