Jun 18, 2018

Abandoned Children in the Streets of Santa Marta, Colombia

Abandoned Children in the Streets of Santa Marta, Colombia

1972, printed 1979

Danny Lyon

(American, 1942-)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 22 x 33 cm (8 11/16 x 13 in.); Paper: 27.6 x 35.3 cm (10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner 2017.259



Visiting Colombia in 1972, Lyon photographed and made a film about a group of abandoned children who slept on the cathedral steps and “lived off garbage and had absolutely nothing except a few pieces of string that they kept under a manhole cover they called the oficina (office).

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