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Danny Lyon (1942- ) is one of the most original documentary photographers of the late 20th century. Lyon grew up in a middle-class section of New York City and began to make photographs at the age of 17. He studied history at the University of Chicago and in 1962 joined the civil rights movement, becoming staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

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Albuquerque Speedway Park, one of three stock car race tracks in Albuquerque

"Albuquerque Speedway Park, one of three stock car race tracks in Albuquerque"
By Danny Lyon, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 1972

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency
(412-DA-2825) [VENDOR # 195]

Grave marker in Smelter cemetery, Asarco Smelter Works, in the background

"Grave marker in Smelter cemetery, Asarco Smelter Works, in the background. This is the graveyard provided for employees"
By Danny Lyon, South El Paso, Texas, July 1972

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency
(412-DA-2821) [VENDOR # 160]

Chicano teenager in El Paso's second ward. A classic barrio which is slowly giving way to urban renewal

"Chicano teenager in El Paso's second ward. A classic barrio which is slowly giving way to urban renewal."
By Danny Lyon, South El Paso, Texas, July 1972

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency
(412-DA-2822) [VENDOR # 159]

Automobile in second ward, El Paso's Chicano neighborhood.  South El Paso, Texas

"Automobile in second ward, El Paso's Chicano neighborhood. South El Paso, Texas"
By Danny Lyon, June 1972

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency
(412-DA-2842) [VENDOR # 161]

Boy against a yellow platform at the Kosciusko Swimming Pool

"Boy against a yellow platform at the Kosciusko Swimming Pool in the Bedford-Stuyvesant District of Brooklyn in New York City. Inner city residents enjoy themselves at this intelligently located pool. The inner city today is an absolute contradiction to the main stream America of gas stations, expressways, shopping centers, and tract homes. It is populated by Blacks, Latins, and the white poor."

By Danny Lyon, New York, New York, July 1974

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency
(412-DA-13474) [VENDOR # 163]

Three boys and 'A Train' graffiti in Brooklyn's Lynch Park in New York City

"Three boys and 'A Train' graffiti in Brooklyn's Lynch Park in New York City. The inner city today is an absolute contradiction to the main stream America of gas stations, expressways, and tract homes. It is populated by Blacks, Latins, and the white poor. Most of all the inner city environment is human beings as beautiful and threatened as the 19th century buildings."

By Danny Lyon, Brooklyn, New York, New York, July 1974

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency
(412-DA-13449) [VENDOR # 162]
 
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Dorothea Lange | Charles Fenno Jacobs
Danny Lyon | Ansel Adams

 

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