Thursday, February 17, 2011

Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement.






Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement. Photographs by Danny Lyon. Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, 2010. 196 pp., 200 illustrations, 9x12". Images from photo-eye.

Book description:

"In the summer of 1962, Danny Lyon packed a Nikon Reflex and an old Leica in an army bag and hitchhiked south. Within a week he was in jail in Albany, Georgia, looking through the bars at another prisoner, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lyon soon became the first staff photographer for the Atlanta-based Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which already had a reputation as one of the most committed and confrontational groups fighting for civil rights."
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'Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement' was originally published in 1992 as part of the Lyndhurst Series on the South by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina Press."


'Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement' was selected as one of photo-eye's Best Books of 2010 by Elizabeth Avedon (click her name to read more about this book and photographer, filmmaker and writer Danny Lyon).

2 comments:

the line sheet said...

I love this! So beautiful!

Rare Autumn said...

thanks! it really is a great great book