Jun 15, 2018

Josélyn, Santa Marta

Josélyn, Santa Marta

1972 (printed 1979)

Danny Lyon

(American, 1942-)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 22 x 32.9 cm (8 11/16 x 12 15/16 in.); Paper: 27.7 x 35.3 cm (10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner 2017.260



The main character in a documentary film by Lyon, Josélynn was one of a group of abandoned children living off garbage and sleeping on the cathedral steps. “Sometimes people ask me what happened to Josélynn, but I don’t know. Maybe he’s a beggar in the streets. Maybe he joined the guerrillas, but I doubt it. Maybe he’s dead.”

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