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Please Note: Because our first batch of books already sold out, additional copies of this signed book will be shipped by the end of October.

A digitally remastered facsimile edition of Danny Lyon’s seminal 1971 photo book, highly influential in the history of documentary photography and heralded as a “masterpiece” by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger in The Photobook: A History Volume II.

Conversations with the Dead provides an extraordinary photographic record of life inside six Texas prisons and the relationships Lyon built with the inmates. Revolutionary in the 1970s, Lyon’s book was one of the first photo books 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 detailing what happened to the inmates in the 40 years since the book was first published. It also offers new, unseen material including outtake images, audio recordings and newly commissioned texts on a specially created microsite as a free ibook edition of this landmark publication.

You can read articles written by Danny Lyon on his blog Bleak Beauty.

Singed by Danny Lyon

  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 204
  • Publisher: Phaidon
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 9780714870519

The Magnum Store usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email store@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.

Available in a limited quantity in the Magnum Shop, this book has been signed by Danny Lyon. This book features Lyon's intimate photojournalism about the life inside Texas prisons and the lives of inmates who inhabit them.


Please Note: Because our first batch of books already sold out, additional copies of this signed book will be shipped by the end of October.

A digitally remastered facsimile edition of Danny Lyon’s seminal 1971 photo book, highly influential in the history of documentary photography and heralded as a “masterpiece” by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger in The Photobook: A History Volume II.

Conversations with the Dead provides an extraordinary photographic record of life inside six Texas prisons and the relationships Lyon built with the inmates. Revolutionary in the 1970s, Lyon’s book was one of the first photo books 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 detailing what happened to the inmates in the 40 years since the book was first published. It also offers new, unseen material including outtake images, audio recordings and newly commissioned texts on a specially created microsite as a free ibook edition of this landmark publication.

You can read articles written by Danny Lyon on his blog Bleak Beauty.

Singed by Danny Lyon

  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 204
  • Publisher: Phaidon
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 9780714870519

The Magnum Store usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email store@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.