“They’re all driven by motivations that are both personal and political to a degree, and they are all self-initiated projects,” says curator Alona Pardo of the photographers in the show Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins. “Some may have started as commissions, but very early on took on a life of their own. It was interesting to think about the role of the photographer, because often the photographer hides behind the camera as a facade. There is also an interesting subtext of the photographer occupying the position of an outsider within mainstream society. They are there, assertively documenting the world.”
Danny Lyon once said: “The use of the camera has always been for me a tool of investigation, a reason to travel, to not mind my own business, and often to get into trouble.” A wide-ranging retrospective of the renowned American documentary photographer is about go on show at Beetles + Huxley, London.
A new memoir tells the story of how a 20-year-old Jewish New Yorker captured the defining images of the Civil Rights Movement.