What is the overall meaning of Danny Lyon's work?
The overall meaning of Danny Lyon's work is to bring awareness to the terrible inequality during the civil rights movements. In the photo above you see black men standing in a line outside a private pool with white men standing inside keeping them out. This shows the segregation during these times where it was unthinkable to have black men and white men swim in the same pool. Lyon's work really captures the struggle for equality. It also dives straight into the heart of the problem, the sign says members only, so it doesn't seem like are discriminating against people of color. However, this is them covering up the reality that they believe they are better than anyone else, but they can't say this directly because they are scared they are gonna be judged. This shows that it isn't that people think they are better than other people, they think they are worse so they have to bring other people down to cope with it. This is why Danny Lyon's work is so meaningful.