Two New Publications from Danny Lyon

The Story of Sam and Burn Zone are available now. Click on the images inside of this post or the titles below to order. Order Story of Sam  Order Burn Zone 

From ARTnews | Close Encounters: The Danny Lyon Retrospective at the Whitney Museum is Quietly Brilliant

http://www.artnews.com/2016/08/17/close-encounters-the-danny-lyon-retrospective-at-the-whitney-museum-is-quietly-brilliant/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ARTnews%20Headlines%2008-18-16&utm_content=ARTnews%20Headlines%2008-18-16+CID_cfdadf8bc4580ecd5cd850a93866b092&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=REVIEWCLOSE%20ENCOUNTERS%20THE%20DANNY%20LYON%20RETROSPECTIVE%20AT%20THE%20WHITNEY%20MUSEUM%20IS%20QUIETLY%20BRILLIANT  

John Lewis leads fight for Gun Control

Remarkably, a seventy-five year old has appeared on the national stage as the most visible  and eloquent spokesman for the gun control movement.  Congressman John Lewis has not been this effective a leader since he was badly beaten by police and sheriff’s deputies on the Edmund Petty Bridge, a “hate crime” that was shown live … Continue reading

Outsiders fill compelling Danny Lyon photography show

https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2016/07/07/outsiders-fill-compelling-danny-lyon-photography-show/ZPeEM7OxHhtA3ZZaC7ZaoM/story.html

MassAppeal on Message to the Future

Photographer Danny Lyon Offers “Message to the Future” In Whitney Retrospective

The photojournalist who became an ‘outlaw’

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36580001

Come for the Photos, Stay for the Films: Danny Lyon at the Whitney

http://www.vogue.com/13448073/danny-lyon-whitney-museum-photography-film-retrospective/

BERNIE SANDERS IN ABQ

Natives in regalia, youngsters with and without tattoos, Latinos with babies in their laps, Anglos and African Americans, and a few supporters with their dogs in their laps. 9,000 Nuevo Mexicanos crammed the Albuquerque Civic Center to hear the most progressive politician of my generation speak. The hall rocked with cheers with almost every one … Continue reading

Danny Lyon: Message to the Future

Danny Lyon: Message to the Future, a retrospective of photography, film and audio work from the last fifty years will open at the new Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan on June 17. Curated by Julian Cox of the de Young Museum, working with Elisabeth Sussman at the Whitney, the show  covers about 8,000 … Continue reading

Painter, Lenny Contino

Lenny Contino, the painter, died on March 10, 2016 at 4:50 AM in Queens. He was seventy-six years old and the most courageous person I have ever known.  He spent most of his life in a wheel chair. Nancy and I visited Lenny in his Ozone Park home about fourteen months ago. When I asked … Continue reading

“Kill The Koch Brothers” a grade school play

Originally posted on Bleak Beauty Blog:
“Kill The Koch Brothers” a grade school play This blog is posted in honor of the United Nations Summit on climate change in Lima, Peru. I was seated in the front row of the theater at the Lab School of the University of Chicago anxiously awaiting the start of…

John Lewis, Bernie Sanders, “What is the Truth?”

47,851 have visited this site since we posted the pictures I made of young Bernie Sanders in 1962. They came looking for the truth. Three major news organizations have used a photograph I made of Bernie Sanders as a twenty year old student at the University of Chicago to attack his campaign and to denigrate … Continue reading