Danny Lyon was born March 12, 1942. He is 75 years old and still alive
Outlaw camp, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 1965-66
Danny Lyon is an American photographer and filmmaker. All of Lyon's publications work in the style of photographic New Journalism, meaning that the photographer has become immersed in with, and is a participant of, the documented subject; He was most known for his photography of the Civil Rights movement
Memorial Day Run, Milwaukee, 1966
He published his first photographs working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. His pictures appeared in The Movement, a documentary book about the Civil Rights Movement in the southern region of the United States.
Bob Dylan behind the SNCC office, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1963
After being accepted as the photographer for SNCC, Lyon was present at almost all of the major historical events during the Civil Rights movement capturing the moments with his camera, which allowed him to also meet very famous celebrities and activists at the time.
Lyon was very influential across the U.S. for his direct approach to the Civil Rights movement using photojournalism