Santiago Lyon

Director of Editorial Content

Santiago Lyon has more than 30 years of experience in news-service photography as an award-winning photographer, editor and media executive. As a photographer for Reuters and the AP, he won multiple photojournalism awards for his coverage of conflicts around the globe.

In 2003 he was named Director of Photography at the Associated Press. That same year, he was a Nieman Fellow in journalism at Harvard University. Under his direction the AP won three Pulitzer Prizes for photography as well as numerous other major photojournalism awards around the world. In late 2016 he left the AP later joining Adobe as their first Director of Editorial content, a position tasked with developing and growing Adobe’s photojournalism offering to its customers.

Lyon serves on the Board of Directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop, the VII Foundation and the RISC journalism safety organization. He was Chair of the Jury for the 2013 World Press Photo contest.


Joint session with Solutions Journalism Network

Greek National Opera (ground floor)

How to make visual journalism more impactful Beyond the consensus of making journalism more visual, schools of thought differ across the industry. Rigorous reporting on how people are responding to social problems, can be practiced not only with the written word. It can also be expressed powerfully through visual reporting in a way that increases […]

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