Conversations with the Dead. An Exhibition of Photographs of Prison Life. Photographs by Danny Lyon. Letters and drawings by Billy McCune. Holt, Rinehart, Winston, New York, 1971. 196 pp. First edition. Oblong quarto. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Numerous black-and-white reproductions.
Lyon's seminal photographs of prison life stand as one of the great post-war works of photojournalism, firmly placing this book among the ranks of Evans'and Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and Bourke-White's and Caldwell's You Have Seen Their Faces. This was Lyon's fourth book following The Movement, Bikeriders, and The Destruction of Lower Manhattan. "Lyon's photographs must be the most eloquent ever shot in a prison."--Parr and Badger
Fine- in Near Fine+ dust jacket; very slight tilt to binding; tiny nick lower board edge; trace of wear at 'tips'; jacket with light wear to edges and surfaces; original price sticker on rear panel; tanning about typical; internally clean and brighht!