Hugh Edwards talks with Lyon

http://www.magichourpodcast.org/episodes/2018/7/15/episode-22-hugh-edwards In earlier posts this blog has made available the letters and early color pictures of Hugh Edwards. We wanted to correct history and give this remarkable person his due credit in shaping the world of photography. Now, here is the man himself. Recorded forty five years ago, this is the only known recording of … Continue reading

Lyon on Portland Radio

Portland KBOO FM interview with Amanda Clem on Lyon’s Willie, Murderers and the nature of realism in his films and work. https://kboo.fm/media/66444-amanda-clem-interviews-danny-lyon-art-focus-071018

Lyon in Portland, Oregon

A transcript of a phone conversation with Street Roots: http://news.streetroots.org/2018/07/13/subversive-americana-conversation-iconic-photographer-and-filmmaker-danny-lyon

Lyon on The Magic Hour

Jordan Weitzman, a young Canadian photographer and audio reporter, spent some time recently in the home of Nancy and Danny Lyon in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Here is the conversation which Jordan recorded with Lyon: http://www.magichourpodcast.org/episodes/2018/6/18/episode-21-danny-lyon

DLM revisited 50 years later

“This series was a real break for Lyon,” explains curator Barbara Tannenbaum. Cleveland Museum of Art, Huck interview and review http://www.huckmagazine.com/art-and-culture/photography-2/destruction-lower-manhattan/ “His historical place had already been cemented as a figure of the New Journalism. He had been doing projects where he immersed himself, becoming very involved with his subjects and part of their culture … Continue reading

The Destruction of Lower Manhattan in the New Yorker on line

The New Yorker on line features the Destruction of Lower Manhattan
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/a-revered-photojournalists-chronicle-of-lower-manhattan-on-the-brink-of-transformation

Message to the Parkland Students: Charles McDew is dead

This is McDew’s message to you children. Organize now, and do not let adults lead you. Do not think a Leader will appear. No Martin Luther King Jr will come to lead you, because he didn’t lead the civil rights movement. This is a picture promoted by the establishment and the media. Dozens stood beside, behind and in front of Dr King; dozens of brave, young men and women. Chuck McDew was one of these. A great American hero.

March for our Lives. Turn on your TV now

If you’re not watching turn it on now. March for our Lives. Today. Right now. The greatest march since the 1963 March on Washington. Children. Teen agers. An eleven year old at the podium. What speakers they are. Have a good cry. “I just spoke on international television and it feels great!” There are no … Continue reading

Amazing 1967 Pentagon arrest footage found

On Oct 21, 1967 the largest anti war demonstration to date occurred as over 700 were arrested during an assault on the pentagon. Danny Lyon and Mark di Suvero arrived at the momument just prior to the 100,000 marchers and were quickly in combat with club swinging US Marshalls and MPs. Lyon was #4 arrested … Continue reading

WHAT MADE THE SIXTIES THE SIXTIES?

Pray for the Parkland kids. Send them money. And if you have more guts than I, wrap a brick with a note saying “AK 47” and toss it through a gun shop window.

All films are free on Vimeo

Our fleet of happy workers are proud make public the news that the entire body of films made by Danny Lyon, many with the help of Nancy Lyon, can now be streamed on Vimeo, GRATIS. Though much time and treasure went into the making of these films, created between 1969 and the present, the overwhelming … Continue reading

Nan Goldin: photography, pain and opioids

Nan brings to mind Franz Kafka who among his serial masterpieces, wrote “The Hunger Artist”, a man on display in a cage at the entrance to a fair, that is starving (himself) to death.

They died so you can vote

http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/01/10/memories-of-mississippi/

“that generation to die & get out of the way”

As much as i admire so many artists, activists, entertainers, directors, writers, painters, etc etc from your time & moment & of your generation i feel so often how important it is for our country & for the “young” people in America for that same generation to die & get out of the way. everything is overshadowed & compared to the mid-century American masters, rock&roll, everything that i desire & crave & celebrate from this country. “

Human resilience is the part of climate adaptation we are investing in the least.

Allan Pietrasanta lives up in Bishop, the Eastern Sierra where they’ve had lots of fires: This is an edited version of what he posted on his Facebook. “About 6 weeks ago I spent an evening in a room of 50-60 people from Sonoma and Napa counties listening to them talk about their experiences during the … Continue reading

Lyon on Hugh Edwards in the New York Review of Books

http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2017/11/11/hugh-edwards-curator-mentor-friend/ This is the talk Lyon wrote for his lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago. The lecture was delivered by his daughter Gabrielle Lyon. It is now on line in the NYRBS

Isn’t this a witch hunt?

    Netflix is suppressing “Gore”, staring and produced by Kevin Spacey, because of something Spacey did thirty years ago, when he was drunk.   I don’t think Gore Vidal would approve. I think he’d leave the country and move to someplace civilized (which he actually did) which uses a legal system to decide guilt and innocence.  Gore … Continue reading

Stream the films of Danny Lyon on Vimeo

Bleak Beauty is proud to announce that following months of work by our army of media workers we have pulled the trigger. The entire body of Danny Lyon 16mm film work is now live and can be streamed on Vimeo. The sixties meets the twenty first century. See which you prefer. https://vimeo.com/user65587177/vod_pages When you rent … Continue reading