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


2022 Adjunct Professor: Core Lab 2: Photo Practices, Parsons School of Design (Spring 2022)

2021-22 Adjunct Professor: Advanced Processes: Photoshop, Parsons School of Design (Fall 2021-Spring 2022)

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 Aperture–Baxter St Next Step Award - Nominee

2021 Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers - Finalist

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


2021 Photographer Ian Lewandowski depicts the temporal nature of queer spaces interview with Olivia Noss on Document Journal, New York NY

2020 Variously Documenting: Methods of Portraiture panel hosted by Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, New York NY

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

2019 Doing the Looking essay by Ariel Goldberg in Unseen Magazine Issue 6, Amsterdam The Netherlands

2019 Interview with Riley Lewicki on Vulgaris, Ottowa ON Canada

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 article on The Fader, New York NY


2022 My Man Mitch monograph published by Kult Books, Stockholm Sweden (forthcoming)

2021 Autumn Poems group photography exhibition curated by Mateo Ruiz González at NYC SPC, New York NY

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

2021 Linda Simpson is one of those New Yorkers... article in GAYLETTER, New York NY 

2021 Summer of Love, 2021, in New York article in The New York Times, New York NY 

2021 Anne Geddes Wants Your Baby Pictures article in The New York Times, New York NY 

2021 It Was Dark in His Arms duo exhibition with Anthony Cudahy at Deli Gallery, Brooklyn NY

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

2019 American Chordata Issue Nine art and literary journal, photo essay, Brooklyn NY

2019 Unseen Magazine Issue 6 photography publication, feature, Amsterdam The Netherlands 

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

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

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 by Marcelo Gabriel Yáñez, New York NY

2016 Where Do We Go From Here self-published photography zine, New York NY

2016 Papersafe Issue #07: The Wild group photography publication, feature, Detroit MI

2016 Jim French, Male Beauty, and Languages of Desire article on Hyperallergic, New York NY

2015 Capricious No. 16: Ex group photography publication, feature, Brooklyn NY

2015 American Chordata, Issue Two art and literary journal, feature, 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