Humphrey, New Orleans, 1964
Humphrey, New Orleans, 1964
Highway 90, Alabama, 1964
Highway 90, Alabama, 1964
From My First meeting with the Outlaws, Chicago, 1965
From My First meeting with the Outlaws, Chicago, 1965
Untitled, 1966
Untitled, 1966
Barbara at the Chicago Outlaw Clubhouse, 1966
Barbara at the Chicago Outlaw Clubhouse, 1966
Joilet, Illinois, 1965
Joilet, Illinois, 1965
Outlaw Camp at Muskegon, Michigan, 1966
Outlaw Camp at Muskegon, Michigan, 1966
The Clubhouse of the Louisville Outlaws, Louisville, KY, 1966
The Clubhouse of the Louisville Outlaws, Louisville, KY, 1966
At the Clubhouse, 1965
At the Clubhouse, 1965
Corky at Home, 1966
Corky at Home, 1966
Cal, with Eileen, 1966
Cal, with Eileen, 1966
Stoplight Cafe, Cicero, 1965
Stoplight Cafe, Cicero, 1965
Untitled, 1966
Untitled, 1966
Elkhorn, Funny Sonny, 1966
Elkhorn, Funny Sonny, 1966
Elkhorn, WI, 1963
Elkhorn, WI, 1963
Andy at the Clubhouse, Chicago, 1966
Andy at the Clubhouse, Chicago, 1966
Outlaw Clubhouse, 1966
Outlaw Clubhouse, 1966
Untitled, 1966
Untitled, 1966
Untitled, 1966
Untitled, 1966
Ellis, Main Gate, Guard with Bikeriders, 1969
Ellis, Main Gate, Guard with Bikeriders, 1969
Convict with a Bag of Cotton, Texas, 1968
Convict with a Bag of Cotton, Texas, 1968
Education Department, Ramsey, 1968
Education Department, Ramsey, 1968
Clearing Brazos Bottom Land, Texas, 1969
Clearing Brazos Bottom Land, Texas, 1969
Weight Lifter, Ellis, 1968
Weight Lifter, Ellis, 1968
"The First Time They Let Us Sit Down", Ramsey, 1968
"The First Time They Let Us Sit Down", Ramsey, 1968
Waterboy, Ramsey, 1968
Waterboy, Ramsey, 1968
Untitled, 1967
Untitled, 1967
Untitled, 1968
Untitled, 1968
Dorm, Ramsey, 1968
Dorm, Ramsey, 1968
Untitled, 1968
Untitled, 1968
50 Years - Rape, Ramsey, 1968
50 Years - Rape, Ramsey, 1968
Huntsville Rodeo, 1967
Huntsville Rodeo, 1967
Ellis, 1968
Ellis, 1968
Cell Block Six, Ramsey, 1961
Cell Block Six, Ramsey, 1961
Untitled, 1969
Untitled, 1969
Untitled, 1968
Untitled, 1968
Ellis, 1968
Ellis, 1968
Ellis, Guards Dining Room, Trustee, 1968
Ellis, Guards Dining Room, Trustee, 1968
Texas Prison, 1968
Texas Prison, 1968
Water Tank and Guard, Ramsey, 1968
Water Tank and Guard, Ramsey, 1968
Punishment, Ramsey, 1968
Punishment, Ramsey, 1968
Untitled, 1968
Untitled, 1968
Ferguson, 1968
Ferguson, 1968
Chicano Inmates, The Walls, 1968
Chicano Inmates, The Walls, 1968
Untitled, 1969
Untitled, 1969
Self Portrait in a Car Mirror, Chicago, 1965
Self Portrait in a Car Mirror, Chicago, 1965
Self Portrait, Canal Street, NYC, 1969/70
Self Portrait, Canal Street, NYC, 1969/70
Knoxville, TN 1967/75
Knoxville, TN 1967/75
Knoxville, Housing Projects, 1967
Knoxville, Housing Projects, 1967
Knoxville, 1967
Knoxville, 1967
Knoxville, 1967
Knoxville, 1967
Knoxville, 1967
Knoxville, 1967
Knoxville, 1967
Knoxville, 1967
Knoxvillle, 1967
Knoxvillle, 1967
Carnival Workers, Knoxville, 1967
Carnival Workers, Knoxville, 1967
Roberta - A Boy, Galveston, 1963
Roberta - A Boy, Galveston, 1963
Galveston, 1967
Galveston, 1967
Lovers, Galveston, 1967
Lovers, Galveston, 1967
Lovers, Galveston, 1967
Lovers, Galveston, 1967
Lovers, Galveston, 1967
Lovers, Galveston, 1967
Galveston, 1967
Galveston, 1967
Pumpkin Rene, Galveston, 1967
Pumpkin Rene, Galveston, 1967
Avenue F, Heart of the Negro Neighborhood, From Lloyd and Connie's Room, Galveston, 1967
Avenue F, Heart of the Negro Neighborhood, From Lloyd and Connie's Room, Galveston, 1967
An Armed Robber from Philadelphia in Galveston, 1967
An Armed Robber from Philadelphia in Galveston, 1967
Pumpkin and Roberta, Galveston, 1967
Pumpkin and Roberta, Galveston, 1967
Pumpkin Rene, Galveston, 1967
Pumpkin Rene, Galveston, 1967
Atlanta, 1963
Atlanta, 1963
Birmingham, Alabama, 1963
Birmingham, Alabama, 1963
Tallahatchie County, MS, 1964
Tallahatchie County, MS, 1964
Mississippi, 1964
Mississippi, 1964
Sunflower County, MS, 1963
Sunflower County, MS, 1963
Nashoba County Fair, MS, 1964
Nashoba County Fair, MS, 1964
Nashoba County Fair, MS, 1964
Nashoba County Fair, MS, 1964
Nashoba County, MS, 1964
Nashoba County, MS, 1964
Mississippi Delta, 1962
Mississippi Delta, 1962
Tamazunchale, Mexico, 1973
Tamazunchale, Mexico, 1973
Andrew Sanchez, Llanito, 1975
Andrew Sanchez, Llanito, 1975
China, 2005
China, 2005
China, 2005
China, 2005
Chicago, 1963
Chicago, 1963
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Danny Lyon

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March 9 - April 22, 2006
New York

Artist’s books often serve to define the best-known images of an entire series. As in Robert Frank’s The Americans and Walker Evans’ American Photographs, the illustrated images become the most iconic and most recognized images from these artist’s series. When it is time to reissue these great monographs, publishers, artists and editors alike will use the benefit of retrospect, to re-edit, and often expand the selection of images in order to reproduce other important works that had previously not been included.

In a reexamination of the artist’s career, the works in this retrospective exhibition have been selected because they have never been published. Comprised of unique prints, decorated photographs, variants of iconic images and never-before-seen works, the exhibition uses Lyon’s important monographs as a guide, including The Destruction of Lower Manhattan (first edition: MacMillan Company, 1969; Revised Edition: Powerhouse Books, 2005), The Bikeriders (first edition: MacMillan Company, 1968; Revised Edition: Twin Palms Publishers, 1997; Third Edition: Chronicle Books, 2003), Conversations with the Dead: Texas Department of Corrections (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969). And with the addition of these previously unpublished works, the exhibition will add to a more complete understanding of Lyon’s important contribution to the history of photo-documentary.

A writer and filmmaker as well, LYON has taught non-fiction film at Columbia University, SUNY and CUNY, and has self published numerous books and films through his company, Bleak Beauty (www.bleakbeauty.com). LYON is a past recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation in both filmmaking and photography. He continues to make photographs and films, splitting his time between Upstate New York and Sandoval County, New Mexico.

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