September 29, 2019 through January 5, 2020

Fuller Gallery

Danny Lyon spent fourteen months photographing the daily lives of inmates from seven Texas prisons. The result was his seminal 1967–1968 prison series, which includes both empathetic portraits and images of the stark conditions of incarceration.

Although Lyon took these photographs more than fifty years ago, his work remains as powerful and haunting as ever. Lyon’s thoughtful examination of life in the U.S. prison system invites reflection on current issues as well as our shared humanity.

Featured image: Danny Lyon (American, born 1942), Cell block table, 1967/1968, printed 2011, gelatin silver print. Gift of Jon and Nicky Ungar, 2015. (2015.19.54)