Daniel Jack Lyons (US)

Queer PHOTO Talk: Daniel Jack Lyons (USA)


16 March

Saturday, 10am (AEST)


Footscray Community Arts [i]
45 Moreland St, Footscray
Tue – Fri, 9.30am – 5pm
Sat – Sun, 10am – 4pm


Wheelchair access


Free, Booking Required

Daniel Jack Lyons is travelling all the way from New York City to join us for the first ever Queer PHOTO festival.

Come and check out the Australian Premiere of his exhibiton and then hear from Daniel himself about this special body of work.

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.

His work has been featured in 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.

Daniel Jack Lyons portrait photography in their new work, ‘Like a River’ visualises and empowers the trans and queer communities living in the Amazon rainforest, made in collaboration with Casa Do Rio, a community-based organisation that celebrates and supports the cultural lives of teenagers and young people living in the Amazon.

Lyons’ portraits explore how deep indigenous traditions and modern identity politics meet in a celebratory, safe space, deep in the lush canopies and vegetation of the rainforest.

Join Daniel Jack Lyons and hear him discuss his work and photographic practice.

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March