Danny Lyon: Working on the Edge by Anne Wilkes Tucker

Friday, September 27, 2013
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.



Price: Free with Museum admission.

Anne Tucker, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will give a lecture on Danny Lyon. Danny Lyon is a fine art photographer making gritty pictures of “good people who never had a chance.” His documentary projects have eloquently preserved moments from  the Southern Civil Rights Movement  as well as  outlaw motorcyclists, death row inmates, and street kids to name a few of his subjects. Self-taught, his work was quickly recognized by other photographers and major curators for its searing vision or as Lyon calls it “Bleak Beauty.”  He has published seminal books, many with uniquely personal formats.

Anne Wilkes Tucker is the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She founded the photography department at the museum, which today has a collection of over 20,000 photographs. She has curated over forty exhibitions during her career. Tucker has lectured throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America. She is a recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and The Getty Center. Considered a leading authority of fine art photography, TIME magazine honored her as "America''''s Best Curator,” in 2001.

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