Published on the occasion of a 1994 major retrospective exhibition, this monograph compiles Danny Lyon's career-defining works, including Early Portraits, The Bikeriders, The Destruction of Lower Manhattan and The Texas Department of Corrections among other series. Includes an interview, biography, bibliography and several essays.
Danny Lyon is one of the most influential American documentary photographers. From the Civil Rights Movement to the Outlaws, correctional facilities and beyond, the self-taught photographer pioneered a movement that became known as New Journalism; the artist’s ability to immerse himself into seemingly closed worlds. His subjects often deviate from societal norms, yet he is dedicated to communicating their character with honesty, sympathy and non-judgement. Danny Lyon has devoted his career to long-term photographic projects that highlight flaws in the American Dream.