Eric Lawton is a fine art photographer, writer and visual artist who has traveled and photographed throughout the world.

Lawton's photographs have been exhibited in the United States and Europe, including Christie's in Beverly Hills, Bergamot Station Art Center in Santa Monica, the Louis Stern Gallery in West Hollywood, Photo LA: the International Photographic Print Exposition in Santa Monica, California and the Stockholm Art Exposition in Sweden.His art is in numerous private, corporate and public collections including the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles, the International Museum of Photography, the New York Public Library and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.In 2001 he received a Certificate of Tribute from the City of Los Angeles for his body of work, presented by Mayor Richard Riordan at the opening of his solo exhibition, Photographs from Earth, which was on view for six months at Los Angeles City Hall. 

Lawton's photographic assignments have included The White House, The New York Times Magazine, Fortune and Conde Nast Traveler. His works have been published worldwide, including Communication Arts, Fortune, The New York Times Magazine, Artweek, American Photo, Popular Photography, Sierra, Smithsonian, Time, Newsweek, Travel & Leisure, Business Week, U.S. News & World Report, United Airlines Magazine, Pan Am Magazine, UCLA Magazine, Random House Books, Harper & Row Books, Harcourt Brace Books, Houghton Mifflin Books, Holt, Rinehart & Winston Books, Van Nostrand Reinhold Books, HarperCollins Books, Collins Publishers Books, John Wiley & Sons Books, Quick (West Germany), Alitalia (Italy), Dukas Femina (Switzerland), U.S. Press WR (Austria), Gente (Italy), The World of Photography (China) and Le Nouvel Observateur (France).  

His advertising clients include Citigroup, Motorola, Mazda, Prudential Investments and Princess Cruises.His photographs have been commissioned for worldwide advertising campaigns and Annual Reports including Citigroup, Motorola and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Lawton's multimedia theatrical work has included projects as diverse as photographic montages with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl, improvisational visual performances with poet Phil Cousineau and The Doors' John Densmore, and visual montages with the Hae Kyung Lee Dance Company at the Japan America Theater in Los Angeles. He was commissioned to photograph and produced visual multimedia theatrical performances at the Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center and the Wadsworth Theater in Los Angeles.Lawton served on the Cultural and Fine Arts Advisory Commission for the Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival.

His nonfiction short stories have been published in books and anthologies.  In March 2003 an excerpt from one of Lawtonís writings was quoted by actress Susan Sarandon during the televised presentation of the 75th Annual Academy Awards.

Lawton's books of photographs include The Soul of The World (HarperCollins - third printing) and The Soul Aflame (Conari Press).  His latest book, Nishmat Tzedek, A Righteous Soul, was released in 2003.  He is listed in Who's Who in America and is the recipient of numerous awards, including Advertising Photographers of America, American Photo and Communication Arts' Award of Excellence.




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