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. Stiff illustrated wrappers. 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'sLet 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 Destruction of Lower Manhattan. Included in Roth, The Book of 101 Book's. "Lyon's photographs must be the most eloquent ever shot in a prison."--Parr and Badger
Fine-/Near Fine+; joints a bit tender; lower corners lightly abraded; Fine- jacket with a few traces of edge wear; tiny, 1/4" tear near base of spine