Trailblazing Street Photographer Danny Lyon Captures American Life

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Danny Lyon, “Crossing the Ohio River, Louisville,” 1966. Vintage gelatin silver print. 20.3 × 31.8 cm (8 × 12 1/2 in.). Silverman Museum Collection.

Photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon discusses his first career retrospective in 25 years, “Message to the Future,” which is running until September 27 at the Whitney Museum (99 Gansevoort Street). The exhibition features 175 photographs and films that highlight Lyon’s exploration of marginalized people in society, and the political and social issues that affect their lives.

Event: Danny Lyon will be in conversation with U.S. Congressman John Lewis on Friday, July 15 at 7:00 pm at the Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street).