May 17, 2022 7:00 pm

Join renowned photojournalist, writer, and filmmaker Danny Lyon on Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, May 17, for an online discussion about the photographs he took in 1963 and 1964 as the staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In a conversation moderated by Dr. Jeff Coker, dean of arts & sciences and professor of history at Shenandoah University, Lyon will discuss his experiences working for SNCC, how those experiences informed his work, and how he hopes that his photographs and films will inform and inspire young people today.

Free/pay what you can. Register online by May 16. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link for the program.

At the MSV through July 31, 2022, the exhibition Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement presents 57 of Danny Lyon’s powerful photographs documenting the struggle for justice and equality in 1960s America. The exhibition includes photographs of famous activists—such as Martin Luther King Jr and John Lewis—along with pictures of others involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Lyon’s photographs document sit-ins, segregationist signage, arrests, the funeral crowd that assembled for the victims of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, participants in the 1963 March on Washington, and other milestones in the struggle against discrimination. Read the media release.

The exhibition is open 10–5 Tuesday–Sunday (closed Mondays). Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions. Photos © Danny Lyon, courtesy of Etherton Gallery AZ. The exhibition’s MSV display is sponsored by iHeartMedia. Get details about Lyon’s body of work.

 


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