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February 21st, Albuquerque: Artist Talk by Danny Lyon “The End of the Age of Photography”

© 2012 Danny Lyon

University of New Mexico Art Museum
Artist Talk by Danny LyonThe End of the Age of Photography
Wednesday, February 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public ($5 suggested donation).
Book signing to follow.

Danny Lyon (American, b. 1942) is recognized as one of the most original and influential photographers in America. A pioneer of the photographic genre of ‘New Journalism,’ Lyon works by immersing himself alongside the life of his subjects. In this way, he has produced major bodies of work in situ including the notorious series, The Bikeriders (1967), in which he became a member of the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle club; and, receiving unprecedented access to death-row inmates at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas, he recorded the environs of “lifers,” in Conversations with the Dead (1971). His current project has centered upon “Occupy” rallies in Oakland, New York, and Albuquerque.

Over the last forty years, Lyon has created numerous bodies of groundbreaking work, highly collectible photo books and films. His photography has been featured in major, solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and, the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships for photography and filmmaking, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and ten National Endowment for the Arts awards. He is the founding member of the photography group, Bleak Beauty.”

This lecture is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Reconsidering the Photographic Masterpiece on view until July 2012.

Location:  The Art Museum is located in the Center for the Arts, UNM Main Campus  [map]
Parking:  Paid parking available in Structure accessed at Central and Stanford

June 2nd, NYC: Book Launch at Phaidon: Danny Lyon “Deep Sea Diver”

Book Launch for Danny Lyon’s Deep Sea Diver
Thursday, June 2, 2011, doors at 6:30 pm
Talk to begin at 7:00 pm

Danny Lyon, long considered to be one of the world’s most original and influential documentary photographers, will be in conversation with Vince Aletti at the book launch of Deep Sea Diver.”

Phaidon Store
83 Wooster Street
Soho, New York  [map]

RSVP required.  Please email DEEP SEA DIVER to store.soho@phaidon.com.


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