Andrew Lyman is an Atlanta Native who is currently pursuing his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Photography at Georgia State University. Lyman is heavily involved in the intersectional Queer artist community in Atlanta. He is most well-known for his portraits and lens-based work which is usually alongside poetry and sculptural installation. He has exhibited in locally in Atlanta and Savannah and also internationally in Paris, Berlin, And Seoul. He strives to connect with people and foster community through the practice of photography. The opening for his 2016 solo exhibition entitled, Southern Comfort, shown at Murmur Gallery in downtown Atlanta, brought together pivotal figures in the LGBTQ community for a night of musical performance and poetry amidst his photographs and installations. The body of work shown at Murmur Gallery traveled to the D Museum in Seoul, Korea alongside the work of Ryan McGinley and Larry Clark in a group exhibition entitled, “Youth.” Lyman earnestly believes in the self-representation and visibility of Atlanta’s diverse queer community within a global dialogue, picturing and expanding the definition of what it means to be Queer in the South and specifically in Atlanta.