Jun 18, 2018

Truck in the Desert near Yuma, Arizona

Truck in the Desert near Yuma, Arizona

1962, printed 1979

Danny Lyon

(American, 1942-)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 22.3 x 32.9 cm (8 3/4 x 12 15/16 in.); Paper: 27.9 x 35.3 cm (11 x 13 7/8 in.)

Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner 2017.256



Self-taught as a photographer, Lyon never intended photography to be his profession, but he discovered that he could use the medium to effectively advocate for social change. This image, made just three years after he first picked up a camera, won a photo contest and attracted the attention of a juror, a curator at the Art Institute of Chicago, who became his mentor.

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