October 18 - January 5, 2020
“A selection of the photographer’s own visual memoir of his time in the civil rights movement, captures both brutal encounters and prayerful moments.
A giant of post-War documentary photography and film, Brooklyn, NY native Danny Lyon helped define a mode of photojournalism in which the picture-maker is deeply and personally embedded in his subject matter. A self-taught photographer and a graduate of the University of Chicago, Lyon began his career in the early 1960s as the first staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a national group of college students who joined together after the first sit-in by four African American college students at a North Carolina lunch counter. From 1963 to 1964, between arrests and police beatings, Lyon traveled the South and Mid-Atlantic regions documenting the Civil Rights Movement.”
On View: October 18, 2019 | 9 am – 5 pm
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