Danny Lyon, ‘Weight Lifters, Ramsey Unit, Texas’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Danny Lyon, ‘Weight Lifters, Ramsey Unit, Texas’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Danny Lyon, ‘Weight Lifters, Ramsey Unit, Texas’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Danny Lyon, ‘Weight Lifters, Ramsey Unit, Texas’, 1968, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Unmounted; not framed; sheet measures 11 x 14 inches; there do not appear to be any major condition issues.

Signature: Signed and dated in pencil with the printer's stamp on verso.

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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