Danny Lyon: Conversations With The Dead
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Heralded as a “masterpiece” by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger in The Photobook: A History Volume II.
Revolutionary in the 1970s, Lyon’s record of life inside the Texas prison system was one of the first photobooks to include ephemera and has been out of print for over 40 years.
A valuable collector’s item, first edition hardbacks in good condition sell for over $1000, this edition has been updated with a new afterword by Danny Lyon.
The growth of the prison population in the US – currently the largest in the world – and recent debate over the drugs used in carrying out the death penalty highlight the continued relevance of this book today.
- Format: Hardback
- Size: 214 x 279 mm (8 1/8 x 11 in)
- Pages: 204 pp
- Illustrations: 82 illustrations
- ISBN: 9780714870519
"The idea of conscience has been imbedded more deeply in Mr. Lyon's photographs than in those of all but a few of his contemporaries." —The New York Times
"Conversations with the Dead is the purest expression of Lyon's human spirit." —Collector Daily
"Lyon's black-and-white photographs of prisoners are so striking... they capture the experience of incarceration in a visceral way." —Collector Daily
"To some, he's idealizing people who really are not good people at all — they're just criminals. But to Danny maybe they're good people who just never had a chance." —Larry McMurtry, The New York Times
"beautiful, harrowing... a timely reissue" —Vice
"Conversations with the Dead reminds us that humanity is worth the fight." —Crave
"a classic of insider reportage... Lyon was a pioneer of what might be called immersive photojournalism... over 40 years after its initial publication, the book retains its raw power and its lingering sense of sadness at lives wasted" —The Observer
"The resulting images are so vivid that you can practically smell and hear them." —Bookforum
"The access he had is as fascinating as the photos." —Mother Jones
"A photo essay that is remarkable for its uniqueness."—Black & White Photography
"Lyon’s black-and-white photographs of prisoners are so striking... They capture the experience of incarceration in a visceral way."—PDN
"A surprisingly emotional picture of life inside."—The Daily Telegraph
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