The 16mm Films of Danny Lyon, preserved as high resolution scans
After his ground breaking work as a photojournalist in the 1960’s, Danny Lyon turned to films, making a series of non-fiction films in the 1970’s and 1980’s. With the recent recognition of the 2016 de Young/Whitney retrospective, funds were provided to preserve these remarkable 16mm films. High resolution digital scans were made from the original A&B negative rolls under the close supervision of the artist. The DVD covers themselves, first made for VHS tapes, have been recognized for their power and realism, and are on display at the San Francisco Museum of Art show which opened November 3rd, 2016.
These are great digital copies of some of the best non-fiction films of the seventies and eighties, exclusively available from Bleak Beauty.
Born to Film / Two Fathers
El Otro Lado
Los Niños Abandonados
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