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Danny Lyon Captures the Reality of Brooklyn in the Summer of 1974

 - Jun 17, 2011
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Danny Lyon is an extremely talented photographer and writer from America who has managed to capture some truly captivating photographs of a variety of people from Brooklyn, New York, in the summer of 1974. The photographs feature boys, girls, men and women from different backgrounds and cultures.

This collection of photographs by Danny Lyon is unique in that they simultaneously depict the beauty and degeneration of Brooklyn's neighborhoods and residents. Danny Lyon magnificently captures the overcrowded communal swimming pools, populated beaches, vibrant spraypainted murals and groups of young individuals socializing on the steps of a brick building. The vintage qualities of the photos make them even more inviting as they transport individuals back to a period in time that comes across as simple and modest.