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Carlos Leaving the Football Game

Accession Number
2013/2.354

Title
Carlos Leaving the Football Game

Artist(s)
Danny Lyon

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1992; 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
In Let Them Kill Themselves, Lyon documented urban life in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He first met a group of boys on the J Train. Intrigued by them, he followed them, asking to take their photographs. Carlos and his friends became a recurring subject in Lyon's photographs from this time period. Carlos and his friends played football on weekends, and in an interview, Carlos commented on gun violence that occurred after the games. This photograph shows the group of young men in athletic attire, returning from a game.

Physical Description
A photograph of a group of four young men in football jerseys and casual attire walking down the street. Behind them are two steel rolling doors covered in graffiti.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
graffiti
groups of people
men (male humans)
roll-up doors
sports uniforms
walking

31 Related Resources

F13 Gunckel - AMCULT 335 - Arts and Culture in American Life
(Part of: Teaching American Studies at UMMA)
Athletes and Sports
(Part of 10 Learning Collections)
Borders of Identity in North America
(Part of 12 Learning Collections)
Documentary Photography & Social Realism
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Home
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)
Race, Gender, Class, and American Identity
(Part of 10 Learning Collections)
Conflict and Confrontation
(Part of: Masculinities)
Male Sociality and Leisure
(Part of: Masculinities)
Jewish Photographers 
(Part of: Ethnicity and Race)
Danny Lyon
(Part of: Modern Jewish Photography W19 - Dash Moore)

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