© Danny Lyon, American, born 1942
Outlaw Women, Starved Rock Picnic, Illinois, 1966
Silver gelatin print, SN11346.13
Gift of Sally Strauss and Andrew Tomback, 2012
Collection of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
The State Art Museum of Florida, Florida State University
Photo courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, www.dektol.wordpress.com, and Magnum Photos
April 1 – June 30, 2016
An examiner of American identity and community, Lyon is a documentary photographer known for working in the style of New Journalism, an intensive immersion-based approach to reporting and is heralded as a vital contributor to 1960’s documentary photography and by extension, 20th century cultural history. Danny Lyon: People is comprised of an assortment of the artist’s photographs culled from The Ringling Museum of Art’s permanent collection. The exhibition will be on view through June 30, 2016. An opening reception will be held on April 1st from 6 – 8 PM.
“There are highly successful documentary photographers and highly successful fine art photographers, but it is less common for a photographer’s work to succeed in both arenas simultaneously, and such is the case with Danny Lyon. We are honored to share his work with the Tampa Bay community,” says Zora Carrier, FMoPA’s Executive Director.