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From Connie's Roof

Accession Number
2013/2.346

Title
From Connie's Roof

Artist(s)
Danny Lyon

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1967; printed 2010

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

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

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

Subject matter
After Knoxville, Tennessee, Lyon traveled to Galveston, Texas. He had not found the material he had hoped to find in Knoxville. In Galveston, he photographed people and places that were outside of mainstream America. In this image, he photographs a man standing on a roof, a street view with a lone pedestrian below.

Physical Description
A photograph taken from a roof. In the foreground, an African American man stands on the roof wearing a jacket and hat. A street lined with cars and a lone pedestrian are visible below.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
automobiles
buildings (structures)
cities
hats
streets
sunlight

6 Related Resources

Documentary Photography & Social Realism
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Film Noir, Visuality and Themes
(Part of 8 Learning Collections)
Race, Gender, Class, and American Identity
(Part of 11 Learning Collections)
Jewish Photographers 
(Part of: Ethnicity and Race)
Danny Lyon
(Part of: Modern Jewish Photography W20 - Dash Moore)

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