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Lyon, Danny

Works: 244 works in 434 publications in 5 languages and 7,405 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biography  History  Biographies  Portraits  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Chronologies  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, sds, Director, Other, Speaker, Artist, fmk, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 323.0975
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The movement : documentary of a struggle for equality by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

6 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of black & white photographs chronicling the civil rights movement. Captions and accompanying text by Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright. Photographers include Danny Lyon, Don Charles, Norris McNamara, Frank Dandridge and others
The bikeriders by Danny Lyon( Book )

22 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1965, Danny Lyon, a twenty-three-year-old veteran of the Southern civil rights movement, joined the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club. Riding a 650-cc Triumph and shooting with a Nikon Reflex and a Rolleiflex, he produced one of the seminal books of the 1960s: The Bikeriders. This work of realism read like fiction and presented a world as dangerous and romantic as the one depicted in films such as Easy Rider - released a year after the publication of The Bikeriders." "Recognized as a powerful work of photodocumentary, The Bikeriders helped sear the counterculture into the American mind. Yet as influential as the original book was, this edition contains photographs never seen: fifteen black-and-white pictures not included in the original, and fourteen color photographs long thought lost, all reproduced here for the first time."
Conversations with the dead : photographs of prison life, with the letters and drawings of Billy McCune #122054 by Danny Lyon( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with the Dead provides an extraordinary photographic record of life inside six Texas prisons and the relationships
Pictures from the New World by Danny Lyon( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The destruction of Lower Manhattan by Danny Lyon( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In late 1966, Danny Lyon returned to New York City, having just finishedThe Bikeriders. He was twenty-five. Living in a loft on the corner of Beekman and William Streets in Downtown Manhattan, Lyon saw that half the buildings on Beekman Street were boarded up, about to be demolished. That year an incredible sixty acres of mostly nineteenth-century buildings were slated for demolition, all below Canal Street. The seven-acre site where the Twin Towers would eventually stand was being cleared, a new ramp added to the Brooklyn Bridge, Pace University expanded, and the Washington Market was being moved to the Bronx. Whole sections of Lower Manhattan were being turned into rubble. Lyon thought of the titleThe Destruction of Lower Manhattanfirst, and then made a record of each building before it was demolished. The book was released by Macmillan Publishers in 1969, and remaindered a few years later; the copies sold for one dollar each. It has been a collector's item ever since. Thirty-eight years after these photographs were made, many of them are the only record that survives of entire blocks that once lined Fulton Street, and West Street along the Hudson. Because of the disaster that would strike the city a generation later, New Yorkers have taken on a renewed and fervent interest in the architecture of their city. This work is a major contribution to that new world. For Lyon, these buildings in their last days standing were the embodiment of a beauty and pathos that people walking by in the street seldom noticed at the time. Those feelings were preserved in the photographs that today survive exactly as the young author intended, as a memory and a record of what was
Merci gonaïves by Danny Lyon( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a book about the past. The events I describe here took place in January, February and March of 1986. As Joe Treaster of the New York Times said then, "It is nice to be reporting on something you can feel good about." There is not much to feel good about anymore. I never returned to Haiti"--Page 7
Indian nations : pictures of American Indian reservations in the western United States by Danny Lyon( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of black and white photographs by Danny Lyon capturing the lives and experiences of Native Americans living on reservations throughout the United States
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 19: Over the years, the popular media has had a troubled relationship with organizations like SNCC. Hollywood film director Phil Alden Robinson maintains that a big challenge to producing freedom movement films for theatrical distribution is the assumption that the films won't sell overseas. The entertainment values that drive the news limit the depiction of day-to-day grassroots organizing to dramatic protests. However, "media" is no longer defined as exclusively Hollywood, network television or mainstream print media. "Young people especially", says photographer Maria Varela, "are not just cultural consumers but culture-makers."
I like to eat right on the dirt : a child's journey back in space and time by Danny Lyon( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like a thief's dream by Danny Lyon( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Ray Renton -- thief, counterfeiter, and bank robber -- became one of America's Ten Most Wanted Men when he was charged with murdering a young Arkansas policeman in 1976. After a daring escape from the "Tucker Maximum Security Unit "in the 1980s, Renton made the FBI's Fifteen Most Wanted List before eventually being recaptured. Then, while in solitary confinement, Renton wrote a 60-page account of his escape and adventures, sent in a series of letters to Danny Lyon, a close friend of Renton's since they had met in the Texas prison system in 1967. After Renton's death in 1995, Lyon visited the Arkansas town where Renton had been convicted. Following an incredible paper trail left behind by the crime and 1978 trial (in which Lyon had testified), Lyon located Dinker Cassel, who was sentenced to life along with Renton for the murder. "Like a Thief's Dream" is Lyon's gripping story of two men -- one alive, the other dead -- and an unparalleled portrayal of prison life in the 1980s and 1990s. A tale of murder and betrayal, romance and robbery, "Like a Thief's Dream" is Lyon's first work of non-fiction in text form, a work of realism based almost entirely on documents including police and FBA records, prison and police mug shots, tape recordings made by the FBI and the author, Renton's own written account of his escape, letters from other prisoners to the author and to each other, and photographs made by Lyon and anonymous police photographers. -- publisher's statement
El otro lado = The other side by Danny Lyon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film about Mexican farmworkers and their struggle to cross the U.S. border into Arizona
Bushwick : "let them kill themselves" by Danny Lyon( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El mojado by Danny Lyon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Eduardo from Ciudad Juárez Mexico to Albuquerque New Mexico in his search for work to provide for his family living near Chihuahua Mexico. Also includes interviews with other undocumented workers and members of the United States Border Patrol
Los ninos abandonados( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the street children of Bogota, Colombia, 1974-1975. Boys beg and girls turn to prostitution in order to survive under conditions which seem to be inescapable
12 photographers of the American social landscape: Bruce Davidson ... [et al.] by Poses Institute of Fine Arts( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little boy by Alejandro Monteverde( Visual )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the harsh realities of Indian and Chicano life in New Mexico
Conversations with the dead : an exhibition of photographs of prison life by Danny Lyon( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny Lyon, photo, film by Danny Lyon( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in German and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willie by Willie Nelson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A realistic film made in a small New Mexican town that is the home of Willie Jaramillo. Willie is a Chicano who has just returned home after six years in the Santa Fe State Penitentiary. The film tells of life in that prison
Liferaft earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film about the "Hunger Show", a week-long hunger strike designed to bring attention to the dangers of overpopulation. Filmed from Oct. 11-18, 1969 in Hayward, Calif
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The bikeriders
The destruction of Lower ManhattanIndian nations : pictures of American Indian reservations in the western United StatesLike a thief's dreamLiferaft earthMemories of myself : essaysKnave of heartsThe social scene : the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation photography collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Alternative Names
Danny Lyon

Danny Lyon American photographer and filmmaker

Danny Lyon americký fotograf a filmař

Danny Lyon Amerikaans fotograaf

Lyon, Daniel Joseph 1942-

داني ليون


English (165)

Spanish (13)

German (5)

French (2)

Catalan (2)