The UNM Art Museum presents Danny Lyon on "The End of the Age of Photography," part of 2012 Distinguished Lecture Series, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m. A book signing featuring Lyon's "Knave of Hearts" follows the lecture. The free event is co-sponsored by the UNM Art Museum and the Department of Art and Art History.

Lyon is recognized as one of the most original and influential photographers in America. A pioneer of the photographic genre of New Journalism, Lyon works by immersing himself alongside the life of his subjects. In this way, he has produced major bodies of work in situ including the series, "The Bikeriders" (1967), in which he became a member of the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle club, and receiving unprecedented access to death-row inmates at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas, he recorded the environs of "lifers," in "Conversations with the Dead" (1971). His current project centers on "Occupy" rallies in Oakland, New York and Albuquerque.

Over the last 40 years, Lyon created numerous bodies of groundbreaking work, highly collectible photo books and films. His photography has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. He received two Guggenheim Fellowships for photography and filmmaking, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and 10 National Endowment for the Arts awards. He is the founding member of the photography group, Bleak Beauty.

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