The New York Review of Books: What I Couldn’t Say Myself

The New York Review of Books writes about Lyon’s films in Message to the Future.

Trailblazing Street Photographer Danny Lyon Captures American Life

Danny Lyon’s message to the future


That he is gone leaves us with nothing but sadness. If anyone deserved a longer life, it was he. He was the Greatest. With his death we lose that best living example of what we, as a nation, so desperately need. Muhammad Ali had integrity. Ali said no to money. He cared much more deeply about … Continue reading

Whitney and de Young Museums announce major retrospective

Photographer Danny Lyon Retrospective Coming to New York and San Francisco.  

Conversations with the Dead

After being out of print for 45 years Conversations with the Dead is being rereleased. This edition has been updated with a new afterword by Lyon.

Underground 1966


Lyon made the original chromes in 1966 using a Rollieflex. Because the slow speed of the film and low light levels many were time exposures. Lyon spent New Year’s Eve of 1966 riding the subway with his Rollie. These are on large 4 by 5 foot light boxes and will be displayed for one year inside the Atlantic Ave Station in Brooklyn.

Deep Sea Diver: Danny Lyon in China, 2005-2009

Gambling is Illegal in Shanxi, Loufan

Beginning with an invitation as an “honored guest” at the 2005 Ping Yao Photo Festival, Lyon left the walls of the ancient city to photograph an opera, presented on a raised wooden platform to the mostly older residents. That led to six trips to China, all to Shanxi, a highly polluted coal producing province in the Northwest Corner, bordering outer Mongolia … Read more