Danny Lyon is one of the most significant American photographers of the last half century to renew the documentary tradition’s concern with social justice. He was shaped by his experience covering the unrest of the 1960s in his role as staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, where he met and forged a lifelong friendship with John Lewis. Whether covering these protests or the plight of prisoners incarcerated across North America, Lyon remains deeply engaged with the subject at all times, producing distinctively human photographs that have earned a place in the history of photojournalism.

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