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Signed and dated, in pencil, on verso. Photographer's Bleak Beauty stamp on verso.

Danny Lyon considers himself a photojournalist, and his work, a brand of advocacy journalism; Lyon devotes his career to documenting the demonstrations of social activism in which he has immersed himself. A self-taught photographer, Lyon was first introduced to the medium as a staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, photographing civil rights demonstrations against segregation in the American South. His other subjects have included the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club (of which he was part for two years), the Texas prison system, the Occupy movement, and the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan. His work was perhaps most strongly influenced by the 1941 publication Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, featuring text by James Agee and photographs by Walker Evans.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Danny Lyon: The BikeridersJackson Fine Art
2018
AMERICA!Michael Hoppen Gallery
2016
Danny Lyon: Message to the Futurede Young Museum
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Memorial Day Run, Milwaukee, 1966

Gelatin silver enlargment print
20 × 16 in
50.8 × 40.6 cm
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New York
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Medium
Signature
Signed and dated, in pencil, on verso. Photographer's Bleak Beauty stamp on verso.

Danny Lyon considers himself a photojournalist, and his work, a brand of advocacy journalism; Lyon devotes his career to documenting the demonstrations of social activism in which he has immersed himself. A self-taught photographer, Lyon was first introduced to the medium as a staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, photographing civil rights demonstrations against segregation in the American South. His other subjects have included the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club (of which he was part for two years), the Texas prison system, the Occupy movement, and the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan. His work was perhaps most strongly influenced by the 1941 publication Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, featuring text by James Agee and photographs by Walker Evans.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Danny Lyon
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