Jun 15, 2018

Namequepa, Chihuahua, Mexico

The Paper Negative

Namequepa, Chihuahua, Mexico

1972, printed 1979

Danny Lyon

(American, 1942-)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 32.9 x 22.1 cm (12 15/16 x 8 11/16 in.); Paper: 35.5 x 27.7 cm (14 x 10 7/8 in.)

Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner 2017.261



Lyon has called himself a journalist and his work “advocacy journalism.” Unlike most photojournalists, he usually chooses his own subjects, most often focusing on outsiders or people enduring arduous environments or living situations.

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