Preview: Conversations with the Dead, Danny Lyon, Scott Nichols Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on March 6, 2017 at 11:00 am

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Scott Nichols is currently holding a very special exhibition featuring the work of Danny Lyon’s, “Conversations with the Dead.”

In the 1960’s, photographer Danny Lyon explored the penitentiary system in Texas. Over the course of Lyon’s time exploring the penal system, he ingratiated himself within the culture and befriended more than one individual.

At the time of his project, Lyon had already made a name for himself as a Magnum photographer and the creator of what was dubbed “New Journalism”- spending months with only a small number of subject to create detailed extensive photo-documentaries. Previous projects included a long-term project covering the Outlaws, a notorious biker gang. 

The extensive work involved in the project is powerful to say the least. For those interested in viewing Conversations with the Dead at Scott Nichols gallery, the exhibition will be available until March 18th.

For More Information: Scott Nichols Gallery

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