Danny Lyon - Present Future
Jun 10, 2017 — Aug 31, 2017
In celebration of his career retrospective, "Message to the Future", which opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2016, and travels to Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland and the Berlin Foundation, Germany in 2017, Etherton Gallery is pleased to present a survey of photographer Danny Lyon’s work.
"Present Future" features a selection of never before seen “mural” size gelatin silver prints along with vintage and modern photographs from Lyon’s major projects: "Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement", "The Bikeriders", "Conversations with the Dead", "Uptown Chicago", "The Destruction of Lower Manhattan", as well as later work. For over 50 years Lyon has demonstrated a consistent engagement with social and political issues and concern for many of the people he photographed. Influenced by writer William Agee and photographer and film maker Robert Frank, Lyon immersed himself in the lives of his subjects, creating individual bodies of work accompanied by innovative books that documented their lives, whether it was a young civil rights worker - now Congressman - John Lewis or convicted rapist Billy McCune.