Five decades ago, the streets of Lower Manhattan were torn apart to make way for homes for higher-income communities. Danny Lyon shot the city that was left behind.
The Prison Photography project celebrates work that reveals the realities of prison life, while examining the deficiencies of photography in representing and putting an end to mass incarceration.
Danny Lyon pioneered a new form of photojournalism in the 1960s, getting deep with his subjects and seeing the world through their eyes: in prisons, biker gangs and in the Civil Rights Movement.
When Danny Lyon infiltrated the Texan prison system during the Vietnam War, he captured a portrait of America that was propaganda free. But he didn’t do it alone.