Night Music (2019- )
The Ice Palace is Gone (2018-19)
My Man Mitch (2014-17)

Ian Lewandowski (born 1990) is a photographer from Northwest Indiana. He presently lives and works in Brooklyn with his husband Anthony and dog Seneca. He also archives the photo work of Kenny Gardner (1913-2002).



2019 MFA - Purchase College SUNY

2014 BFA - Pratt Institute


2020 Adjunct Professor: Portrait/Self-Portrait, Purchase College SUNY (Fall 2020)

2018-19 Adjunct Professor: Introduction to Color Photography, Purchase College SUNY (Spring 2018, Fall 2019, Spring 2019)


2021 Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers - Finalist

2018 Baxter Street Camera Club of New York Annual Juried Competition - Honorable Mention


2020 Variously Documenting: Methods of Portraiture panel hosted by Leslie Lohman Museum of Art

2019 Photographer Ian Lewandowski documents care and tenderness in queer spaces article published on It's Nice That

2019 "Doing the Looking" essay by Ariel Goldberg in Unseen Magazine Issue 6

2019 Interview with Riley Lewicki on Vulgaris

2017 Interview with Jordan Weitzman on Magic Hour podcast, Montréal QC Canada

2016 These Intimate Photographs Capture One Small Ounce Of What Pride Is All About on The Fader


2021 The Ice Palace Is Gone monograph published by Magic Hour Press, New York NY (forthcoming)

2019 Community Board solo exhibition at The Java Project, Brooklyn NY

2019 American Chordata Issue Nine photo essay

2019 Unseen Magazine Issue 6 feature

2019 Crisis of Connection group photography exhibition curated by Alexander Jarman, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore MD

2019 In The Mesh group exhibition curated by Eleanor King, PS122 Gallery, New York NY

2018 Me, My Friends, & I group exhibition curated by Anthony Cudahy, 1969 Gallery, New York NY

2018 Queering Space group exhibition co-curated by Res, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Alfred University, Alfred NY

2017 American G*rl group exhibition curated by Faye Hirsch, Dolly & Richard Maass Gallery, Purchase NY

2017 Vigil (Rhythm) Vigil publication with Anthony Cudahy, Dashwood Books, New York NY

2017 Disinter group photography exhibition curated by Caroline Tompkins, Skylab Gallery, Columbus OH

2017 Newspaper (1969-2017) group photography exhibition curated by Mo Costello, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens GA

2017 Newspaper Vol V #2 group publication curated and edited by Marcelo Gabriel Yáñez, New York NY

2016 Where Do We Go From Here donation-based photography zine, New York NY

2016 Cartographie de la photographie contemporaine curated by Stefano Marchionini at leboudoir2.0, Arles FR

2016 Papersafe Issue #07: The Wild, Detroit MI

2016 Double Spar group publication published by Slow Youth, Brooklyn NY

2016 Jim French, Male Beauty, and Languages of Desire on Hyperallergic

2015 Capricious No. 16: Ex, Brooklyn NY

2015 American Chordata, Issue Two, Brooklyn NY

2015 Island Time group exhibition curated by Morgan Maher at Rabbithole Projects, Brooklyn NY

2015 Packet Biweekly Cover Residency Volume VIII: Issues #049-054 Brooklyn NY

2014 Winter Collection group exhibition at Kimberly Klark Gallery, Queens NY

2014 Heart of Gold (with Anthony Cudahy) self-published photography zine, Brooklyn NY

2014 Pisces Virgo: Photographs by Ian Lewandowski self-published photography zine, Brooklyn NY

2014 The Ones We Love group photography exhibition curated by Lindley Warren at Atelier de Koekkoek, Vienna AT