1965 (printed 1979)
Gelatin silver print
Image: 24.9 x 24.7 cm (9 13/16 x 9 3/4 in.); Paper: 35.3 x 27.6 cm (13 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.)
Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner 2017.258
Lyon got to know and photographed the inhabitants of Clifton Street in Uptown, a tough, Chicago neighborhood populated by recent immigrants from central Appalachia. “The pictures,” he wrote, “do not ask you to ‘help’ these people, but something much more difficult; to be briefly and intensely aware of their existence, an existence as real and significant as your own.”
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