Danny Lion Research artist: 1

Danny Lyon is a photographer and filmmaker. Danny Lyon was born on March 16, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. Danny began his career by documenting the life of American Bikers through photography. He threw himself into the "biker lifestyle", and even became part of a biker gang. After his biker phase, Lyon began recording the life of prisoners in a Texas correctional facility to show how dreadful, frightening, and painful these prisons were. Lyon was also very eager to be involved in the civil rights movement by photographing the awful things that happened during these times like the picture in the right hand corner. These group of women were in prison simply because of their skin color; they didn't even have any charges against them. Lyon wanted to convey the message that the world is not perfect and we should not act like it is. He photographed all the things that were left behind as a stain in history but that should not be forgotten. Danny Lyon was one of the few artists at the time who were not scared to record the horrible things that humans can be capable of.

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