Nov 8, 2023
Nov 8, 2023

Gloria and Rosario, Santa Marta, Colombia

Gloria and Rosario, Santa Marta, Colombia

1972, printed later

Danny Lyon

(American, b. 1942)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 27.9 x 35.6 cm (11 x 14 in.)

Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2023.81


Did you know?

Prostitution is legal in Colombia.


When documentary photographer Danny Lyon visited Santa Marta, Colombia, he photographed and filmed prostitutes in some of the brothels for a documentary. He photographed the residents of brothels in Los Arbolitos, Colombia (see 2008.41) too. Lyon said that “by local standards the girls were well off,” able to send home money to support their parents and siblings. This subject formed a counterpoint to the photographs and films he made each morning of children living alone without parents, on the streets (see 2017.259 and 2017.260).

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