My name is Megan Lendman and I truly believe that the world is a beautiful place. When I look around I see the tall, straight lines of buildings, the natural spontaneous curves in the branches of trees, the gentle light gliding over a face and the composition inspires me to grasp the moment. People inspire me with the light and love that radiate through relationships, art, business endeavors, or simply their personalities. Photography for me is a way I can better appreciate the world around me while showing others the light that I see in the world.
My philosophy for photography is to realize the light within (people or nature) by capturing the light through the medium of photography on a day where love, creation, or aspirations fuel that light very bright for all to see.
2016 Grand Rapids, MI, China: Life of the Civilian, solo exhibition at The Factory.
2015 Louisville, KY, Throwing Light/Catching Shadows, group exhibition for invited speakers, image from the series Four Bars of Open Mic
2015 Allendale, MI, GVSU Student Scholars Day, group exhibition, selected works from Homemade
2015 Grand Rapids, MI, Glitter Milk Gallery, group exhibition entitled NSFW, entire showcase of Those Burlesque Girls
2015 Grand Rapids, MI, GVSU Blue Wall Gallery, solo exhibition with entire showcase of China: Life of the Civilian
2014 Allendale, MI, GVSU Art Gallery, Framed Illumino Senior Photography Thesis, entire showcase of Homemade
2014 Grand Rapids, MI, Avenue for the Arts Free Radical, Group Exhibition entitled Mirror Reflections, entire showcase of People at Work
2014 Allendale, MI, GVSU Red Wall Gallery, solo exhibition with entire showcase of China: Life of the Civilian
2014 Grand Rapids, MI, Avenue for the Arts Art.Downtown., group exhibition entitled Lumos, entire showcase of Light Love
2013 Kunming, Yunnan Province, China, Moon Dog Bar Gallery, selected works from China: Life of the Civilian
Leadership With Purpose - Selected Cohort Member 2016
Society for Photographic Education - Member since 2013
Louisville, KY - Regional Conference 2015 - Presenter & Scholarship Recipient
New Orleans, LA - National Conference 2015 - Scholarship Recipient
Baltimore, MD - National Conference 2014
Chicago, IL - National Conference 2013
Cincinnati, OH - Regional Conference 2013
Avenue for the Arts - Member since 2013
Free Radical 2014 - "Mirror Reflections"
Art.Downtown. 2014 - "Lumos"
based in Grand Rapids, MI
my favorite things
- supporting local people
- holistic health
- artistic expression
- craft beer
- cross-cultural communication
- professional & personal Development
- lake michigan
- live music
- the moon cycle
- beaded jewelry
- homegrown & homemade meals