© Danny Lyon, This World Is Not My Home
#1: Kite - Fenhe park, Taiyuan with branch of Yellow River, undated
#2: Lianito, New Mexico, 1970
#3: Crossing the Ohio, Louisville, Ky., 1966
#4: Shakedown at Ellis prison, Huntsville, Texas, 1968
This World Is Not My Home: Photographs by Danny Lyon will be on view at the de Young Museum in San Francisco until January 27, 2013.
This exhibition of more than 60 photographs and photographic montages from 1962 to the present traces the fascinating and wide-ranging career of Danny Lyon. A leading and explosive figure in the American street photography movement of the 1960s, Lyon distinguished himself from his peers through his direct engagement with his subjects and his concern for those on the margins of society.
His goal, he says, was “to destroy Life magazine” by presenting powerful alternatives to the bland pictures and stories that permeated American mass media in the late 1950s, when he came of age. In the process, he created numerous photographs of striking psychological, political, and aesthetic power. (read more)
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