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This Is My Life I'm Talking About

Danny Lyon - This Is My Life I\'m Talking About
A picaresque memoir written from inside the heart of the revolutionary twentieth century by one of its most crucial witnesses.
This Is My Life I'm Talking About by Danny Lyon is a love story of a beautiful friendship with the great American hero John Lewis. Danny Lyon writes with the tremendous and generous feeling, humor, and a selection of unpublished and unseen pictures ties in Danny Lyon's life to The Bikeriders. His story begins in Russia under the Czar, when in 1905 Lyon's uncle Abram is involved in the murder of a policeman during a pogrom and fled to Brooklyn, where, during World War Two, Lyon was born.
Danny Lyon (born 1942 in New York) is one of the most influential documentary photographers. While still a student at the University of Chicago he was jailed in the South and became the first staff photographer of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). His photographs made up 75% of the pictures in the book The Movement. He returned to Chicago in 1965 and joined the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club. His two-year stint with the club resulted in the seminal book, The Bikeriders. In 1967 Lyon obtained access to the Texas prison system and produced the series Conversations with the Dead. On completing his prison work Lyon returned to New York, where he met the photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank. Together they formed a company called Sweeney Films.
published in March 2024
English edition
16,8 x 23 cm (hardcover)
224 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-6208-809-1
EAN : 9788862088091
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