The opening reception for “Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement” will take place on Friday, Jan. 24, 5–7 p.m. in Zimmerman Recital Hall of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.
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. Lyon began his photographic career in the early 1960s as the first staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which already had a reputation as one of the most committed and confrontational groups fighting for civil rights. His photographs captured one of the most inspiring periods in American history. Exhibition organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.
Image: Danny Lyon, “John Lewis in Nashville,” 1963, 16 x 20 inches framed, (c) Danny Lyon/ Courtesy Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ.