Danny Lyon (born March 16, 1942) is a self-taught American photographer and filmmaker. He is also credited as an accomplished writer to accompany his photographs. He studied history at the University of Chicago, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1963. That same year, he published his first photographs working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. His pictures appeared in The Movement, a documentary book about the Southern Civil Rights Movement.
Danny Lyon received the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for photography in 1969, and in film making in 1979. He has had solo exhibits at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona. He is the founding member of the photography group Bleak Beauty. He was greatly encouraged in his documentary work by curator Hugh Edwards.
Danny Lyon nació en 1942, fotógrafo y cineasta autodidacta americano.