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5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential Danny Lyon, August 16, 2009
This review is from: Danny Lyon: Memories of Myself (Hardcover)
This book is the complete Danny Lyon monograph in a large format hardcover edition. The printing is superb and the color and black & white photos look great. All of his classic images are here from the earliest to the most current. This has been long overdue and Danny Lyon fans will want to add this to their collection.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb photographer, May 22, 2009
This review is from: Danny Lyon: Memories of Myself (Hardcover)
Danny Lyon? Gee, I forgot all about Danny Lyon. Then I saw his book high up on a shelf and remembered that name of a great photographer.

"Memories of Myself" is a silly name for a compilation of Lyon's work, but forget the title and drink in Lyon's terrific black and white photos of regular people in America and also a short color section in Columbia.

Lyon is not one to be attracted to the bourgeoisie or the famous. The folks he photographs are cool, but hardly glamorous - the bikers, the rebels, urban dwellers, the poor, civil rights activists, the punks (before punks), defeated dirt track racers, kids on the corner, a couple dancing in their crowded room to start the day.

Lyon's people are alive and vibrant, you can tell he loves his 'subjects' in all their messy glory. Lyon is a photographer's photographer, and deserves his place in the pantheon of people's photography along with Dorthea Lang, Larry Towell and Walker Evans. If you are like me and bored with the plethora of technically perfect photographers whose art saturates the photography scene, refresh your faith in photography and check out Danny Lyon.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Danny Lyons: Memories of Myself, June 12, 2009
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This review is from: Danny Lyon: Memories of Myself (Hardcover)
Absolutely awesome read. Danny deserves to up there with Robert Franks in my opinion. These photographs tell a story that I lived through and they ring true in a lot of ways....
Dare I even say 'The American Cartier-Bresson'?
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Danny Lyon: Memories of Myself by Danny Lyon (Hardcover - March 29, 2009)
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