Rebecca Lyon has produced two of the most insightful interviews ever done with Danny Lyon. Is this because Rebecca, an archival projectionist at the Music Box in Chicago, and an active member of the Chicago Film Society, is also the youngest child of filmmakers Nancy and Danny Lyon? Or is it just because of her great love of … Continue reading
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
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.
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
“Great photography touches the soul. In 2003, Mike Brodie was a teenager in Pensacola, Florida, living with his mother; his father was far off in Arizona, doing ten years in prison.
Young Mike and his friend Savannah figured out the simple scam” ….
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
“I do not know of a book that cuts into and reveals the prison system and the subtle strange fates and characters of the guys. Not Mailer or Capote. Like your pictures you have a way of just letting the reality do the talking eloquently. “ Peter di Lissovoy “Like a Thief’s Dream” The amazing … Continue reading
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.