2011 Pennsylvania Partner's in the Arts Grant, Public Projects, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
2011 First Place and Best of Show, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
2011 American Photography 27, New York, NY
2009 Winner, Conscientious Portfolio Competition
2009 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, Special Opportunity Stipend, Pennsylvania
2009 Second Prize, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Puffin Foundation LTD, Grant Award, Teaneck, NY
2008 Critical Mass, Top Fifty, Portland, OR
2008 John Anson Kittredge Educational Grant
2007 Houston Center for Photography, Curator's Distinction Award, 25th ANNIVERSARY MEMBERSHIP EXHIBIT, Houston, TX
2007 Texas Photographic Society, First Place Award, TPS: 16, THE NATIONAL COMPETITION, San Antonio, TX
2007 Silver Eye Center for Photography, Honorable Mention, FELLOWSHIP 2007, Pittsburgh, PA
2006 Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Solo Exhibition Award, IN YOUR FACE, Reading, PA
2002 Reading Public Museum, Merit Award, Reading, PA
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Solo Exhibitions

2012 The Mark of Abel, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
2012 The Mark of Abel, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
2012 The Mark of Abel, Athens House of Photography, Athens, Greece
2011 Falling From Grace..., Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece
2010 The Mark of Abel, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Portfolio, Wall Space Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009 Private Spaces, Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2008 Truth and Beauty, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
2008 Mona Lisa Smiles Part of INTRUDE: ART & LIFE, Zendai MoMA, Shanghai, China
2007 The Mark of Abel, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN
2005 Chocolate, Hairs and Lint, Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA
2004 Chocolate, Hairs and Lint, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2000 Lydia Panas; New Work, Martin Art Center, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
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Group Exhibitions

2012 Portraiture, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Bring the Family, Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
2011 Women Photographers: From the LUAG Teaching Collection, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
2010 All My Lovin', Lodz Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland
2010 Mirror Mirror: Contemporary Portraiture and the Fugitive Self, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
2010 100 Photographers, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2010 Collections: Photography, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Global Photography, SIFEST, Savignano, Italy
2009 A Starting Point: INTRUDE 366, Dynamics of Change & Growth, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
2008 Humanscape, Seoul International Photo Festival, Seoul, S. Korea
2007 International Discoveries, Fotofest Headquarters, Houston, TX
2007 Pathogeographies, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
2007 Fellowship 2007, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
2007 25th Membership Anniversary Exhibit, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
2007 High Stairway, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Photography Now 2006, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
2001 Identity, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
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Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Maine Media Workshops, Rockport,ME
Muhlenberg College, Allentown,PA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Comer Collection, University of Texas, Dallas, Dallas, TX
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Identities Now 2011. New York, NY, 2012
The Mark of Abel. Lydia Panas. Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2012 (photo-eye Cat# KH033)
The Collector's Guide to Emerging Art Photography. Jon Feinstein, Alana Celli, Grant Willing. Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY, 2009 (photo-eye Cat# ZD655)
Photographer's Market 26th Edition. 2003
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Boston College, BA Psychology
School of Visual Arts, BFA Photography
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program
New York University/ International Center of Photography, MA Photography

Favorite Photography Books

Model American, Katy Grannan
Double Game, Sophie Calle
Diane Arbus, Diane Arbus
Portraits, Ryneke Dyjkstra

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