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EVENTS

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/30/2024

Seminary Co-op presents the Chicago launch of Danny Lyon's 'This Is My Life I'm Talking About'

Saturday, March 30, at 3 PM CDT, Seminary Co-op presents photographer Danny Lyon discussing his memoir This Is My Life I’m Talking About, published by Damiani Books. A Q&A and signing will follow the event. Only books purchased at the event will be signed. RSVP here.

Seminary Co-op presents the Chicago launch of Danny Lyon's 'This Is My Life I'm Talking About'

This picaresque memoir dives into the heart of the revolutionary 20th century through the lens of one of its most crucial witnesses, American photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon. His story begins in the Czar-ruled Russia of 1905, when Lyon’s uncle Abram fled to Brooklyn after his involvement in the murder of a policeman during a pogrom. A few decades later, amid the upheaval of World War II, Lyon was born.

Seminary Co-op presents the Chicago launch of Danny Lyon's 'This Is My Life I'm Talking About'

Presaged by this beginning, Lyon’s life has overseen adventures and tragedies of world-historical proportions. This Is My Life I’m Talking About recounts them in generous detail, from Lyon’s friendship with the great American civil rights hero John Lewis—who is best known for his chairmanship of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee—to his involvement with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club, upon which his famous photojournalist work The Bikeriders (1968) was based. Throughout, Lyon writes with tremendous feeling and humor, and his text is accompanied by a selection of unpublished and unseen photographs.

Seminary Co-op presents the Chicago launch of Danny Lyon's 'This Is My Life I'm Talking About'

Danny Lyon, pictured above with his dog Trip, the canine star of his film Wanderer, is a photo-journalist, writer, and filmmaker. Among his many books are The Bikeriders and Conversations with the Dead. Lyon was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 16, 1942. Roosevelt was President. World War Two was on going in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Segregation was the law of the land in 13 southern states. Native Americans were not allowed to purchase alcohol in New Mexico. Lyon attended NYC public schools in Kew Gardens and Forest Hills, Queens, and in 1959 bought his first camera, an Exa SLR, in Munich, Germany, during a summer trip. He entered the University of Chicago, where he eventually majored in philosophy and ancient history. In 1963 he became the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee’s (SNCC) first photographer. Danny Lyon’s photographs are in museums and collections through out the world. His most recent one-man show was at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Danny Lyon is represented by Gavin Brown Enterprises and the Etherton Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.

Danny Lyon: This Is My Life I’m Talking About
Saturday, March 30: 3 PM CDT
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
RSVP here
Seminary Co-op presents the Chicago launch of Danny Lyon's 'This Is My Life I'm Talking About'
Seminary Co-op presents the Chicago launch of Danny Lyon's 'This Is My Life I'm Talking About'
Seminary Co-op presents the Chicago launch of Danny Lyon's 'This Is My Life I'm Talking About'
Seminary Co-op presents the Chicago launch of Danny Lyon's 'This Is My Life I'm Talking About'
Seminary Co-op presents the Chicago launch of Danny Lyon's 'This Is My Life I'm Talking About'

Danny Lyon: This Is My Life I’m Talking About

Danny Lyon: This Is My Life I’m Talking About

Damiani
Hbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 40 color.