Danny Lyon

Unpublished

New York

March 9 – April 22, 2006

Humphrey, New Orleans, 1964

Highway 90, Alabama, 1964

From My First meeting with the Outlaws, Chicago, 1965

Untitled, 1966

Barbara at the Chicago Outlaw Clubhouse, 1966

Joilet, Illinois, 1965

Outlaw Camp at Muskegon, Michigan, 1966

The Clubhouse of the Louisville Outlaws, Louisville, KY, 1966

At the Clubhouse, 1965

Corky at Home, 1966

Cal, with Eileen, 1966

Stoplight Cafe, Cicero, 1965

Untitled, 1966

Elkhorn, Funny Sonny, 1966

Elkhorn, WI, 1963

Andy at the Clubhouse, Chicago, 1966

Outlaw Clubhouse, 1966

Untitled, 1966

Untitled, 1966

Ellis, Main Gate, Guard with Bikeriders, 1969

Convict with a Bag of Cotton, Texas, 1968

Education Department, Ramsey, 1968

Clearing Brazos Bottom Land, Texas, 1969

Weight Lifter, Ellis, 1968

"The First Time They Let Us Sit Down", Ramsey, 1968

Waterboy, Ramsey, 1968

Untitled, 1967

Untitled, 1968

Dorm, Ramsey, 1968

Untitled, 1968

50 Years - Rape, Ramsey, 1968

Huntsville Rodeo, 1967

Ellis, 1968

Cell Block Six, Ramsey, 1961

Untitled, 1969

Untitled, 1968

Ellis, 1968

Ellis, Guards Dining Room, Trustee, 1968

Texas Prison, 1968

Water Tank and Guard, Ramsey, 1968

Punishment, Ramsey, 1968

Untitled, 1968

Ferguson, 1968

Chicano Inmates, The Walls, 1968

Untitled, 1969

Self Portrait in a Car Mirror, Chicago, 1965

Self Portrait, Canal Street, NYC, 1969/70

Knoxville, TN 1967/75

Knoxville, Housing Projects, 1967

Knoxville, 1967

Knoxville, 1967

Knoxville, 1967

Knoxville, 1967

Knoxvillle, 1967

Carnival Workers, Knoxville, 1967

Roberta - A Boy, Galveston, 1963

Galveston, 1967

Lovers, Galveston, 1967

Lovers, Galveston, 1967

Lovers, Galveston, 1967

Galveston, 1967

Pumpkin Rene, 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

Pumpkin and Roberta, Galveston, 1967

Pumpkin Rene, Galveston, 1967

Atlanta, 1963

Birmingham, Alabama, 1963

Tallahatchie County, MS, 1964

Mississippi, 1964

Sunflower County, MS, 1963

Nashoba County Fair, MS, 1964

Nashoba County Fair, MS, 1964

Nashoba County, MS, 1964

Mississippi Delta, 1962

Tamazunchale, Mexico, 1973

Andrew Sanchez, Llanito, 1975

China, 2005

China, 2005

Chicago, 1963

Press Release

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.