Dan Lyon (b. 1991) is a visual storyteller, editor and educator based in Syracuse, New York. He recently worked as the photo editor for Chalkbeat, a nonprofit newsroom telling the story of education in the United States, taught photographic storytelling as a part-time instructor at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, and works as a freelance photojournalist for The Wall Street Journal in Upstate New York. Dan received his B.S. in photojournalism from Syracuse University in 2020 and attended the 2022 Kalish Workshop for visual storytelling and editing.
His experience as a soldier in the U.S. Army for over eight years has made him passionate about the intersection of safety and journalism. He is also a student of visual media ethics, examining the history of photography, and is a fierce advocate for working photojournalists. In his free time, you can find Dan listening to weird music or watching bad reality television.