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Conversations with the Dead
Photographs and introduction kindly courtesy of
On back cover of both books are the following quotes:
“I’ve tried with whatever power I had to make this picture of imprisonment as distressing as it is in reality. The few times I doubted the wisdom of my attitude, I had only to visit someone in his cell to straighten out my mind. I have been warned at the outset not to let the men con me. I am told that I have not seen what these men have done on the outside. That is true. I saw only what was before my eyes. And the material collected here doesn’t approach for a moment the feeling you get standing for two minutes in the Corridor of Ellis.” Danny Lyon
“Danny Lyon’s accomplishment reaches a higher and stronger level in the development of a career which, ever since its beginning, has been courageous, stimulating, and revealing. His fidelity to truth, and his moving concern for humanity, all justify his position and influence as a unique and original young American photographer.” Hugh Edwards, Art Institute of Chicago
Arcana: Books on the Arts, Bassenge Photography Auctions, Etherton Gallery.