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Danny Lyon (American, 1943- )

After graduating in history from the University of Chicago in 1963, Danny Lyon became a staff member and first photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He has published books concerning the lives of American bikeriders (The Bikeriders, 1968), Texas prisoners (Conversations with the Dead: Photographs of Prison Life, with the Letters and Drawings of Billy McCune, 1971), the Haitian revolt, and Texas migrant workers. Personally involved as a witness to the struggles he records, Lyon is a subjective reporter who expresses his views on the failure of society. He has also worked in film and is currently producing photo-essays about his family.
- Barbara Lenihan

Selected Bibliography
Lyon, Danny. Conversations With the Dead. Photographs of Prison Life. New York: Holt, Rinehard and Winston, 1969.

Lyon, Danny. With a forward by Julian Bond. Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement. Chapel Hill, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 1992.

Lyon, Danny. Photo Film. 1959-1990. Heidelberg, Germany: Edition Braus, 1991.


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