Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement

June 30, 2018 - September 9, 2018

A giant of post-War documentary photography and film, 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 photographic career in the early 1960s as the first staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 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, Lyon traveled the South and Mid-Atlantic regions documenting the Civil Rights Movement. The photographs were published in The Movement, a documentary book about the Southern Civil Rights Movement, and later in Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement (1993), Lyon’s own memoir of his years working for the SNCC.

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ORGANIZER & SPONSORS

The exhibition includes 57 photographs and is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.