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Justice Department Hosts Photo Exhibition for Employees

March 25th, 2014 - 8:24 am

The Department of Justice has invited employees to take time off to attend a photography exhibition. A DOJ email obtained by PJ Media states:

Please join the Civil Rights Division on April 7 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the first of several events to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.  The Division will host acclaimed civil rights photojournalist Danny Lyon.  Mr. Lyon served as the first staff photographer of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Mr. Lyon will showcase his photographs from the civil rights movement and discuss his experiences as a SNCC staff photographer.  .   .  . Employees will be granted administrative leave to attend.

The email does not reveal how much the Department of Justice is paying to bring Mr. Lyons into Washington to exhibit his works.

Mr. Lyon traveled to Cuba in 2002 and was given extraordinary access to photograph the country and relics of “the Revolution.”  According to BleakBeauty.com:

In March and April of 2002 Nancy and Danny Lyon made two trips to Cuba. Inside Cuba, which is Communist dictatorship, the couple traveled freely, and Lyon photographed whatever he wanted without interference from soldiers or police. The first trip was through Cancun, where the Lyons caught the 8:30 PM Aero Mexico flight to Havana. The second trip was via Toronto where there is a weekly flight to Santiago de Cuba. On their return, upon entering the United States Customs area in Toronto, for their flight back from Toronto to Albany, New York, they were extensively questioned by a number of United States Customs Agents. When they admitted that they had gone to Cuba to make photographs, their passports were confiscated, then returned, and they were told they would be charged with violating the Trading with the Enemy act.

You can see some of Lyon’s photos from Cuba here. No word if Eric Holder has asked him to bring these along for DOJ employees. cuba

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Seems ironic that the only well-preserved parts of Cuba seem to be the old American cars. Everything else is decrepit and run-down.
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How uncharacteristic of leftist artisans to glorify the aspects of a brutal dictatorship.
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Are there now or have there ever been any blacks included in the Castro ruling dynasty?
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Perhaps, as a taxpayer, I would be permitted to ask the attendees of this exhibition my "all-purpose Che question": --What aspect of his personality do you prefer--his racism toward non-whites or his violent hatred toward homosexuals?
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Isn't that special. They are giving employees time off to celebrate some laws passed by Congress but ignoring and not enforcing laws they personally dislike.
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I'm not sure what the beef is here. Lyons' work in Cuba doesn't have all that much artistic merit or propaganda value. His early work in America with biker gangs is sublime.
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Fail - government employees are being given paid time off to attend a photo exhibit. Who it is doesn't matter.
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Email Danny the DOJ is paying shills to puff up his opening. The Miami anti-Castro mob is probably the ones to put on this. Lyon is no Latino.
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Here is more on Danny Lyon. Indeed, he did a lot of work with midwest motorcycle riders:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Lyon
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