Lyle Owerko is a filmmaker and photographer whose clients range from Sundance Channel to Time Magazine to MTV and a diverse roster of major brands, corporations and human rights groups. His photos are collected by many business, entertainment and celebrity clients, and have been used in several films including Henry Singer’s documentary The Falling Man, and the 2006 version of The Omen, and in books such as Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Jennifer New’s Drawing from Life: The Art of the Journal. His work is also included in the permanent archive of the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
Known for a keen eye and knowledge of urban movements, his images have found an indelible place in the lexicon of pop culture and journalism. In a morning that will stay with him forever, Lyle photographed the image that would become the cover of Time Magazine’s September 11, 2001 issue, which the American Society of Magazine Editors ranked as one of the forty most important magazine covers of the last forty years. Further acknowledgment for Lyle’s work has come from the New York and German Art Directors Clubs, AIGA, The Royal Photographic Society, American Photo, Print Magazine, Step Inside Design, The Type Directors Club, The One Club, New York Festivals and the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival,where he was awarded a Grand Prix.
Raised in Calgary, Canada, Lyle earned a Masters degree in communication arts from the Pratt Institute.