Robert and Mary Frank, West 86st, summer, 1969

More on Robert Frank In a few says the NYR Daily will go live with a major piece Lyon has written as a memorial and memory of Robert Frank


Yesterday in Albuquerque and across the globe students walked out of class in the cause of saving Planet Earth.  Students marched out of school here, sometimes with their teachers, to fill a rally in a downtown park. Most had permission. Then a march to the downtown office building that housed two New Mexican Senators (both … Continue reading

Fight to save Planet Earth

The following is a letter that was sent to the New York Review of Books, a comment on an article in the Aug 15 issue regarding two new books on the ever increasing threats to Planet Earth. A sentence in a closing paragraph of Alan Weisman’s Burning Down the House (NYRBS August 15) jumped out … Continue reading

Leesburg Stockade in Georgia to have historical marker Fifty five years after I crawled up to the small stockade to photograph 14 imprisoned teenage civil rights protesters the State of Georgia will erect a highway historic marker honoring the sacrifices of the high school students. What these young girls did changed Georgia forever.

Return to Perry Utah, 1945. In the NYR Daily

“In the summer of 1944, my mother, my brother, and I took the train from New York City to Utah, where my father picked us up at the closest station, and drove us to a small farm house in Perry, Utah. Leonard would enter school there, going to the second and third grades. I, a city boy who had never known anything but an apartment on Metropolitan Avenue, with a small park and sandbox across the street, would quickly morph from a city- to a country-boy.”

Immediate, Radical and Painful solutions: Congestive Pricing has come to NYC

New York City is doing exactly what we need; immediate, radical and painful solutions.

“Young people do not want to know about history. Young people want to make history”

I was asked to introduce Bernie in Chicago as he launched his bid to be the 2020 Democratic nominee for President of the United States. Stepping out in front of twelve thousand mostly young people, all screaming for a hopefull  future and a decent planet, does make you feel the Bern. Here it is.

Dinker is Dead

Dinker’s real name was Harold Davey Cassell. Craig Cohen, the publisher of Powerhouse Books that published “Like A Thief’s Dream”, forwarded me a voice mail last night with a note saying someone had left me a message. The recorded voice was a heavy mid Texas accent, an accent just like Dinker’s. It was Dinker’s cousin. … Continue reading

Take care of your SNCC Posters

Here’s a funny story. If you have them, frame them, and don’t try removing any tape on the back.–201805A27/

Welcome to El Paso

After Nancy drove us 300 miles south, I jumped out of the car at the El Paso Greyhound downtown station. There they were, migrants fleeing violence, having survived a 40 day trek across Mexico and a week in the ICE prisons: Here is the story in the New York Review of Books Daily.

“Kill the Koch Brothers,” a grade school play

“Kill the Koch Brothers”, a Grade School Play (In honor of COP24, and Katowice, Poland 2018, Bleak Beauty is re-posting its 2014 satire) I was seated in the front row of the theater at the Lab School of the University of Chicago anxiously awaiting the start of the Thanksgiving play when I was horrified to … Continue reading

“Welcome to Paradise”, an unpublished essay by Danny Lyon

Let the students start the rebellion and everyone will join. And if the students don’t start it, and we don’t rebel immediately, it won’t be Welcome to Paradise, it will be Which Way to Hell.

Major review of Wanderer, by Loring Knoblauch and stream Wanderer free on Vimeo! Wanderer, Lyon’s new film: 48 mins, is free on Vimeo

Lucy McKeon at NYRBS interviews Lyon

“Not in The Lives of Our Grandchildren”

The latest blast at Climate Criminals from Lyon in the NYRBS Daily

A guide for self respect during the crisis of planet Earth

From the powerful mind and politics of Josephine Ferorelli who partnered with us to create Burn Zone we now have Print it for your father next time he takes you out in a power boat that gets three miles to the gallon. Josephine is the primary mover behind Conceivable Future a grim and … Continue reading

Return to the site of the Las Conchas fire

Return to the site of the Las Conchas fire Yesterday Nancy drove our old Ford Ranger up into the Jemez, to revisit the burnt up trees I had photographed one year after the 2011 Las Conchas fire destroyed 244 square miles in the Jemez mountains, a part of the Santa Fe National Forest. The trees … Continue reading