Lyon imagines how he would edit the National Geographic Magazine

What follows is the  transcript of the talk delivered to a standing room audience of six hundred photographers, journalists and editors on January 9, 2014 at the National Geographic in Washington DC.   Lyon and Julian Bond then shared the stage while sixty images were shown. “I  wanted to talk a bit about Norman Mailer, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Robert Frank

Robert Frank spoke no english when in 1947 he landed in New York City at the age of twenty three, and sitting at lunch counters on Broadway would order pies, which he could see on display on the counter, by pointing at them. By 1959 he would publish a book of photographs, first in France, … Continue reading

The End of the Age of Photography – The Conclusion

It is five years since The End of the Age of Photography first appeared on bleakbeauty.com on Oct 20, 2007. It was also delivered as at a symposium at Stanford University, where Muybridge created much of his Animals in Motion. This is the Fourth and final installment. The End of the Age of Photography – … Continue reading

Definitions of Democracy Part One

Greetings from New York If our civilization should come to and end, and it may, and in the future another intelligent life form would look back at the history of human accomplishments, than New York City, as it exists right now at this moment, would stand as the finest definition of our Democracy. In a … Continue reading

Memories of Myself, Photo Essays by Danny Lyon

http://www.amazon.com/Danny-Lyon-Memories-Myself/dp/0714848514
Memories of Myself, the Photo Essays of Danny Lyon. This new book from Phaidon, is ready after two years of work. Copies will reach Amerika in April, 2009.
Photojournalism from 1964 through 2002.

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