Jun 15, 2018

Uptown Chicago

Uptown Chicago

1965, printed 1979

Danny Lyon

(American, 1942-)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 24.9 x 24.7 cm (9 13/16 x 9 3/4 in.); Paper: 35.3 x 27.6 cm (13 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner 2017.258

Location

Description

Lyon got to know and photographed the inhabitants of Clifton Street in Uptown, a tough, Chicago neighborhood populated by recent immigrants from central Appalachia. “The pictures,” he wrote, “do not ask you to ‘help’ these people, but something much more difficult; to be briefly and intensely aware of their existence, an existence as real and significant as your own.”

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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