A hardcover facsimile edition based on the 1968 original, printed with new reproductions from Lyon's vintage photographs
Danny Lyon is highly regarded as one of the most influential documentary photographers of the last five decades. His many books include The Movement (1964), The Destruction of Lower Manhattan (1969), Conversations with the Dead (1971), Knave of Hearts (1999), Like a Thief s Dream (2007), and Deep Sea Diver (2011). Widely exhibited and collected, Lyon has been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships twice and National Endowment for the Arts grants ten times.
Like an Old Testament prophet, the photographer Danny Lyon has agitated for his fellow man to pursue justice and freedom. This was not always a popular message, nor a lucrative one, but that wasn t how he saw his role. "The New York Times" Armed with a Triumph, a Nikon, and a unique dual perspective as both participant and observer, Lyon was able to access and portray a disarmingly intimate, familiar, and diverse subculture. "LA Weekly" A seminal work in the modern photography canon "Time" Whether shooting civil-rights protesters, motorcycle gang members or Texas inmates, the photographer empathized with his subjects sometimes getting so close, he took up their cause. "The Wall Street Journal" Mr. Lyon did more than anyone outside Hollywood to establish the image of the outlaw biker. "The New York Times" Wheels blog "