Danny Lyon: Three Young Men

Book and print set


Signed and numbered by the artist
Print size: 35.5 x 38 cm
Book size: 25 x 29 cm
Edition of 100

‘Memories of Myself’ is a collection of beautiful photo essays from over forty years of the remarkable career of Danny Lyon, one of the most original and influential documentary photographers in American photography. Each story is published as a complete piece for the first time, and also includes Lyon’s own texts, which tell the story behind each photo essay and his subjects in his own distinctive voice, to celebrate this rebellious photographer’s unique vision.

In 1963, Lyon spent time in a poor white area of Chicago called Uptown. Nicknamed ‘hillbilly heaven’, it was a very tough and deprived neighbourhood. With a borrowed Rolleiflex camera, he followed the inhabitants of Clifton Street, where he befriended the families who lived there, documenting intimate moments both inside their homes and on the street. Three Young Men captures three men who had moved to the Uptown area from the deep South, posing against a concrete wall tagged by chalk graffiti. Their tough stance and rebellious manner is tempered by a sense of youthful vulnerability. This hardback copy of Lyon’s book ‘Memories of Myself’ is accompanied by a signed gelatin silver print of ‘Three Young Men, 1963’, displayed together in a clamshell book. A limited edition collectors box set of 100, produced by Phaidon in 2009. Please allow 3-4 weeks for this item to be shipped.

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