“This World Is Not My Home” is an exhibition of more than 50 photographs taken by the influential street photographer Danny Lyon. In his lifetime, Lyon rode with the notorious Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club (and became a member), marched against segregation during the Civil Rights Movement, and spent fourteen months in the Texas penal system including the death-row “Walls Unit” of Texas’ infamous Huntsville Prison. His goal, he said, was “to destroy Life magazine”—to present powerful, real alternatives to the hollow pictures and stories permeating mass media in America.
Organized by The Menil Collection in Houston, “This World Is Not My Home” will be on view at the Knoxville Museum of Art (where Lyon visited in 1967) from August 15-November 9, 2014.
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