“ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOGRAPHERS” OF HIS TIME: DANNY LYON’S PICTURES FROM THE NEW WORLD
LYON, Danny. Pictures from the New World. (Millerton, New York): Aperture, (1981). Oblong quarto, original gray cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $425.
First trade edition, with 100 full-page photogravures (ten in process color) and numerous pages of contact sheets chronicling the award-winning career of Danny Lyon.
“Pictures from the New World chronicles Danny Lyon’s numerous documentary projects… a record of 18 years of intense identification with the dispossessed” (New York Times). “One of the most extraordinary photographers” of the period documented in Pictures (Roth, 23-4), Lyon embodies “a new kind of photographer, a combination of witness and participant… the photographer documenting an ‘outsider’ community who was himself a member of that community” (Parr & Badger II:18). Pictures draws upon photobooks such as Lyon’s The Movement (1964), Bikeriders (1968), Conversations with the Dead (1972) and The Paper Negative (1980), with stills from his films Llanito (1971) and El Otro Lado (1978). First trade edition, published same year as signed limited edition, no priority established. See Open Book, 236.
A fine copy.