ow, 79-year-old American photographer, Danny Lyon doesn’t spend his time in Europe. His beginnings are located in the American civil rights movement of the sixties, where he documented the protests against race separation. But the first real retrospective of his career is now taking place in Europe, in the FotoMuseum Winterthur.
Brighton Beach is the heart of the Russian-speaking world of New York. Here you can meet representatives of all the former republics of the Soviet Union. The area received the nickname “Little Odessa” as a result of the unique colors created by the natives of this Black Sea city, and it is often called simply Brighton.
All of this has been drowned out since the fall of 1967 by the increasingly louder debate about the war in Vietnam. This had provoked criticism from the start, but mostly within academic circles and marginal groups of the New Left.
In 1967, the liberal post-war consensus in the USA fell apart. This was based on a combination of several elements: on the one hand, on a robust foreign policy anti-communism and internationalism, on the other hand, on growing prosperity in the wake of the economic boom after the Second World War, which was accompanied by the expansion of welfare state programs, but also growing political participation of previously discriminated groups.