Daniel Jack Lyons’ background as a social anthropologist is very much at the heart of his practice as a photographer. His work, whether personal or commissioned, focuses largely on marginalised youth, whether occupying spaces on the periphery of society or in the face of conflict. And the collaborative methods he employs grants these subjects a greater sense of autonomy in guiding each project’s message, infusing Lyon’s work with a deeper creative spirit that often illuminates universal experiences that audiences may not have considered.
Creating this work has taken him to Mozambique, Ukraine, New York State, Amazônia and Los Angeles. In each case, Lyons documents particular expressions of joy, optimism and concern that tap into the general insouciance and naiveté of ‘coming of age’.
He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, More or Less and Vogue Italia and his body of work “Hotel Luso” was included in the “New Artists II” exhibition at Red Hook Labs in 2018.
Lyons currently resides in Los Angeles.