Conversations With The Dead Photographs Of Prison Life With The Letters And Drawings Of Billy Mccune #122054

Author: Danny Lyon
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Stock information

General Fields

  • : $99.95(AUD)
  • : 9780714870519
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : September 2015
  • : 99.95
  • : August 2015
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Danny Lyon
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
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Barcode 9780714870519
9780714870519

Description

A digitally remastered facsimile edition of Danny Lyon's seminal 1971 photobook, highly influential in the history of documentary photography. Heralded as a "masterpiece" by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger in The Photobook: A History Volume II. Revolutionary in the 1970s, Lyon's record of life inside the Texas prison system was one of the first photobooks to include ephemera and has been out of print for over 40 years. A valuable collector's item, first edition hardbacks in good condition sell for over $1000, this edition has been updated with a new afterword by Danny Lyon. The growth of the prison population in the US - currently the largest in the world - and recent debate over the drugs used in carrying out the death penalty highlight the continued relevance of this book today.