Danny Lyon, ‘Route 12, Wisconsin’, 1963, Phillips

Signature: Signed, titled and dated in ink on the recto; printer's stamp on the verso.

Lyon, Pictures from the New World, p. 11
Lyon, The Bikeriders, p. 12
Lyon, The Seventh Dog, p. 213
Kozloff, The Social Scene: The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Photography Collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, p. 110

About Danny Lyon

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.

American, b. 1942, Brooklyn, New York, based in New York, New York