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Old 6th August 2020, 12:45 PM
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Default Danny Lyon's best photo, in his own words

Only one photo, but interesting words that follow:

https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...CMP=GTUS_email
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Thanks for the link, Svend. It's good shot and given the circumstances of their plight he may be right about the expression of the lad who is holding the dog but I found myself led to Danny Lyon's interpretation of his face from his words

As an expression there is room for interpreting it as a kind of cowed suspicion as well. It is the kind of hurt, defensive defiance that I'd expect to see on a teenager for whom life had dealt a difficult hand He appears to be already moulded into someone for whom friendly openness is not a natural state.

Essentially it suggests a lack of deep-down confidence and trust which may exist for good reasons

Maybe I am really saying what Danny Lyons is saying

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Hi Mike,
You and Mr. Lyon seem to share the same "eye" for mood and emotion . I do agree, it is quite a striking image. He caught the character and soul of the young man brilliantly. There's a lot to unpack and study there. Outstanding photo.

A few years ago the Art Gallery of Ontario here in Toronto did a large photo exhibit called The Outsiders, and they showed several images by Danny Lyon, amongst others (e.g. Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Gordon Parks). I can still remember Lyon's like yesterday. Very talented photographer.
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