Robert Machoian

Born in the small town of King City California, and raised up in the DIY Punk culture, Robert has been taking photographs and making films for the past 10 years. Three of his short films have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and gone on to play festivals around the world. His second feature, GOD BLESS THE CHILD premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and screened around world. Robert’s photographs have appeared in such magazines at Filmmaker Magazine and Bright Ideas. His film and photograph projects come from the intimate experiences of his life and the lives of those around him.


This project explores Home, what that means. Is it objects/items we own? Is it the evidence you leave around? Is it the four walls you sleep in or play in? The town you run around in? The city you were raised in? Through two daughters I have adopted, and a son with ADHD, I strive to explore what Home means through their experience.

To view more of Robert’s work please visit his website.

Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!

Robert Lyons
International Limited Residency MFA Photography Program Hartford Art School
University of Hartford
Portland, Oregon

Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Robert Lyons lives in Portland,Oregon. He has taught extensively in the USA and Europe at various institutions including: Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Photographic Center Northwest, International Center of Photography, and the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. He received an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1979. Lyons has received numerous awards for his work including: NEA Survey Grant, Ford Foundation Grants, and a MacDowell Residency. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe and is represented in numerous permanent collections including: The Metropolitan Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Hallmark Collection of Photography, Nelson–Atkins Museum, and Beth Hatefutsoth Museum of the Diaspora, Tel Aviv, Israel.

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