Danny Lyon @ Etherton Gallery
The March on Washington, August 1963, from Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, gelatin silver print, ©Danny Lyon, courtesy Etherton Gallery
Danny Lyon Present Future
June 10, 2017-August 31st.
Reception, 7–10 pm Saturday June 10, 2017
“Upon graduating from the University of Chicago, Lyon set off on his motorcycle first to Cairo, IL and then Danville, Selma, Montgomery and Atlanta documenting the efforts of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee to train and organize civil rights workers. He then became a member of the Chicago Outlaws, a motorcycle club, riding, living with and photographing the members of the club. During this time, Lyon also turned his attention to the plight of poor white families who had migrated from the South to Chicago in search of jobs. In the late 1960s, Lyon photographed inmates at six Texas maximum-security prisons and the leveling of 60 acres of lower Manhattan to make way for the World Trade Center. In the 1970s, Lyon photographed in Arizona, New Mexico and New York. In the ’80s he worked in Haiti and spent time photographing his family. Examples from these projects and others will be on display at the gallery.”
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Originally published at F-Stop Magazine.