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Three Young Men

Accession Number
2013/2.336

Title
Three Young Men

Artist(s)
Danny Lyon

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1965; printed 2010

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
14 in x 11 in (35.56 cm x 27.94 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80

Subject matter
The Uptown, Chicago series was taken in 1965, shortly before The Bikeriders. Lyon chose a single street, Clifton Street, and photographed recent migrants from Appalachia. Lyon commented that most license plates on the streets were from Kentucky and Tennessee, and the area was referred to as “hillbilly heaven.” Wishing to draw awareness to subjects that were rarely seen, he gave people in the neighborhood dollars to pose for pictures. After photographing, he often returned to give his subjects small prints, usually Rolleiflex contact prints.

Physical Description
A photograph of three young men standing in front of an outdoor, concrete wall. The man on the left wears a white T-shirt, the man in the middle a button-down, and the man on the right, an unbuttoned shirt, holding a cigarette in his right hand.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
exterior walls
group portraits
men (male humans)
shirts (main garments)
smoking (activity)
trousers

10 Related Resources

Chicago
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Documentary Photography & Social Realism
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Race, Gender, Class, and American Identity
(Part of 10 Learning Collections)
Male Sociality and Leisure
(Part of: Masculinities)
Intimacy, Care, and Desire
(Part of: Masculinities)
Whiteness in the Collection
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Jewish Photographers 
(Part of: Ethnicity and Race)
Danny Lyon
(Part of: Modern Jewish Photography W20 - Dash Moore)

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