Like a River

@ Jack Lyons, Daniel



Presentation by Loose Joints:

" An anthropological exploration of identity, transformation and coming-of-age amongst marginalised communities in the heart of the Amazon.

Daniel Jack Lyons' debut monograph continues the American artist's long-term commitments to visualising the social and political rights of under-represented communities. Initially from a background of social and medical anthropology, Lyons began working in the Amazon under the umbrella of Casa do Rio, a community-based organisation that celebrates and supports the cultural lives of teenagers and young people living in the depths of the Amazon

Lyons particularly visualises and empowers the trans and queer communities of the region, exploring how deep indigenous traditions and modern identity politics meet in a celebratory, safe space, deep in the lush canopies and vegetation of the rainforest.

Lyons' empowering images celebrate the perennial coming-of-age impulses to express and affirm one's individuality, resilient here in the Amazon against a toxic mix of environmental degradation, violence, and discrimination. As another generation passes through the quotidian rites and rituals of adolescence, Lyons asks: what sort of world will they inhabit, and how much autonomy will they have over it? "

The series Like a River was on display at the Rencontres d'Arles festival in 2022 as part of the Louis Roederer Discovery Award.

112 pages - Hardcover with dustjacket

Loose Joints, 2022

Format : 22.5 x 26.5 cm

New - Mint condition

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Jack Lyons, Daniel

Short bio from the Rencontres d'Arles festival's website: " Daniel Jack Lyons is an American artist and anthropologist whose work focuses largely on marginalized youth, whether occupying spaces on the periphery of society or in the face of conflict. He has exhibited his work internationally, most recently in Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Amsterdam, Warsaw, London, and Mozambique. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, i-D, The New Yorker, and Vogue Italia. " In 2022, his series "Like a River", born out of an invitation to join a youth center in the middle of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil for a residency, was exhibitied at the Rencontres d'Arles festival, and a photobook was published with Loose Joints later that year. © Portrait by Nino Muñoz taken from the Rencontres d'Arles website
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