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Danny Lyon

Memorial Day Run, Milwaukee, 1966

Gelatin silver enlargment print
20 × 16 in
50.8 × 40.6 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York
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About the work
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Signed and dated, in pencil, on verso. Photographer's Bleak Beauty stamp on verso.
Danny Lyon
American, b. 1942
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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.

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About the work
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Signature
Signed and dated, in pencil, on verso. Photographer's Bleak Beauty stamp on verso.
Danny Lyon
American, b. 1942
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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.

Danny Lyon

Memorial Day Run, Milwaukee, 1966

Gelatin silver enlargment print
20 × 16 in
50.8 × 40.6 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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