The Great Prison escape ends with Murder and Humiliation

The Great Prison Escape from New York’s Dannemora Penitentiary is over. Richard Matt and David Sweat had been alluding capture in the dense Adirondack woods as a thousand men, many of them New York State Troopers, and dogs failed to find them , in one of the biggest manhunts in New York history. Matt and … Continue reading

Danny Lyon films on DVD

The complete films are now available on DVD for purchase with Pay Pal. Most are $23. Institutional purchase is $100. Scenes from each film are now live at bleakbeauty


The credo of, which was created twelve years ago, includes the words “Is this what we have done with our freedom? Our greatest surviving value is greed”. On July 24 this blog praised NYC as “the finest definition of our Democracy.” One month later, in NYC Occupy Wall Street created a living heart in … Read more

Danny Lyon – Like A Thief’s Dream, signed copies for sale

“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


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