BULLETIN BOARDS: PRINTS INTO BOOKS & FILMS:
IN CONVERSATION WITH DANNY LYON
Friday June 14 + Saturday June 15, 2019
Bowen Island, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Meet one of the most important American photographers of the last half century and get to know his work intimately spending 2 special days in his company in the idyllic settings of Bowen Island, Vancouver’s favorite weekend getaway just a short 20-minute ferry ride from the city.
A champion of social change challenging established documentary practices early on in his prolific career, Danny will share the inspiring life stories and artistic philosophy behind many of his hugely influential works, books and films including ‘The Bikeriders’ and ‘Conversations with the Dead’. Participants will interact with Danny in an informal open format allowing for questions and more.
ABOUT DANNY LYON
Danny Lyon is a photo-journalist, writer and filmmaker. He has long been considered one of the most original and influential documentary photographers and has produced numerous highly collectible photobooks, mounted solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, and won two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and ten National Endowment for the Arts awards. Among his many books are The Bikeriders, Conversations with the Dead, and Knave of Hearts. He regularly shows at Gavin Brown Enterprises and Terry Etherton.
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 | 10am – 5pm
Bowen Island Lodge, Bowen Island
Over the course of the first seminar day Danny will present a number of his groundbreaking photography works. Using the book format as a narrative springboard, Danny will expand each project beyond its known scope by playing original audio recordings as well as 16mm remastered footage to bring their important humanistic message into a fuller context of understanding and expression.
Book edition and their making of will also be discussed in depth, especially the tensions between image and text, stills vs motion pictures, photomontages vs single photographs, as well as his extensive use of Polaroid instant imagery as an autobiographical tool throughout his career.
DAY 1: PHOTOGRAPHS INTO BOOKS, MATERIALS COVERED
“Conversations with the Dead” Book (1971, Re-edited: Phaidon, 2015) Audio of Billy McCune, 16mm footage of Texas Prisons, stills vs motion pictures
“The Bikeriders” Book (1969, Re-edited: 2003, Chronicle Books; 2014: Aperture) Audio from the Bikeriders
“I like to Eat Right on the Dirt” Book (1989, Bleak Beauty Books) Using Polaroids in Books, The maquette, Polaroid Magazine
“Knave of Hearts”, Book (1999, Twin Palm Publishers) Maquette, writing for pictures
Bushwick: “Let Them Kill Themselves” (1996, Le Point Du Jour Editeur) Maquette and audio of Carlos Ferreira
* Please note outlined program details for both days were provided by the artist and are subject to change. The artist may bring in additional materials and/or choose to work with a different edition of works.