Danny Lyon's new memoir is an ode to photojournalism across 60 key American Years

This Is My Life I'm Talking About by Danny Lyon
Cal with little Barbara (Image credit: Danny Lyon)

Danny Lyon is cemented as one of the most prolific photojournalists of the last century, documenting subcultures from within with a sense of humanity and dignity, and bearing witness to some of the most important historical events over the past sixty years. Due to the nature of his work, Lyon had a pretty adventurous life, and the new book published by Damiani takes the reader through every triumph and tragedy. 

This Is My Life I'm Talking About by Danny Lyon is a picturesque memoir by the legendary American photographer, documenting his personal story and providing deeper insight into many of his famous bodies of work. Perhaps best known for his groundbreaking documentation of the Civil Rights Movement and his role in pioneering the New Journalism Movement, the new book sheds light on the process and approach behind the images. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 


Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.