The New York Review of Books writes about Lyon’s films in Message to the Future. http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2016/07/20/danny-lyon-whitney-films-what-i-couldnt-say-myself/
That he is gone leaves us with nothing but sadness. If anyone deserved a longer life, it was he. He was the Greatest. With his death we lose that best living example of what we, as a nation, so desperately need. Muhammad Ali had integrity. Ali said no to money. He cared much more deeply about … Continue reading
Photographer Danny Lyon Retrospective Coming to New York and San Francisco. http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/12/08/danny-lyon-photographer-retrospective/
After being out of print for 45 years Conversations with the Dead is being rereleased. This edition has been updated with a new afterword by Lyon. http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/an-unfinished-prison-story
Lyon made the original chromes in 1966 using a Rollieflex. Because the slow speed of the film and low light levels many were time exposures. Lyon spent New Year’s Eve of 1966 riding the subway with his Rollie. These are on large 4 by 5 foot light boxes and will be displayed for one year inside the Atlantic Ave Station in Brooklyn.
Beginning with an invitation as an “honored guest” at the 2005 Ping Yao Photo Festival, Lyon left the walls of the ancient city to photograph an opera, presented on a raised wooden platform to the mostly older residents. That led to six trips to China, all to Shanxi, a highly polluted coal producing province in the Northwest Corner, bordering outer Mongolia … Read more