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Like an Old Testament prophet, the photographer Danny Lyon has agitated for his fellow man to pursue justice and freedom. This was not always a popular message, nor a lucrative one, but that wasn’t how he saw his role.

“I wasn’t interested in money,” Mr. Lyon wrote in an email exchange last week. “If I wanted to, I would have opened an automobile dealership. It was 1962 and I wanted to change America.”


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