Danny Lyon: "Photographs"

November 19, 2009—December 19, 2009 | Reception Thursday, November 19th, 6-8PM

James Harris Gallery is pleased to present the work of photographer Danny Lyon with an exhibition that brings together a selection of Lyon’s iconic images from 1962 to 1972. Lyon is a pivotal figure who rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s to transform documentary photography. His work is an example of “New Journalism,” in which the photographer became immersed as participant in the documented subject. Over twenty of his signature images will be on view.

The show will include images from the seminal series The Bikeriders, Conversations with the Dead, Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement and Lyon’s visit to Colombia. Danny Lyon’s photographs have been part of the American iconography since he first burst onto the scene as the photographer for the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), where at the age of twenty he made some of the classic images of the civil rights movement

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"Racer, Schereville, Indiana" 1965
"Benny, Grand and Division, Chicago" 1966
"Sparky and Cowboy (Gary Rouges), Schereville, Indiana" 1965
"Rt. 12, Wisconsin"1963
"Joselyn. Santa Monica, Colombia" 1972
"Mary, Santa Marta, Colombia" 1972
"Cairo, Illinois" 1962
"Llanito, New Mexico" 1970
"Truck Near Yuma" 1962
"Guns Are Passed to the Picket Tower Ferguson Unit" 1968
"Cell Block Table" 1967
"The Line, Ferguson Unit" 1967/8
"Shakedown, Texas Prison" 1968
"Tottle House… Occupied During Sit-in" 1963
"Police Car" 1963
"Hauled Away, 1963
"MLK" 1962