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After 9/11: Photographs by Nathan Lyons
     

After 9/11: Photographs by Nathan Lyons

by Nathan Lyons, Marvin Bell (Contribution by), Richard Benson (Contribution by), Jock Reynolds (Contribution by)
 
In response to the tragic events of September 11, photographer Nathan Lyons-known for his honest and often questioning depictions of American culture-has created a poignant portfolio of images. Photographing in small towns and large cities, Lyons has captured the extreme and often confusing variety of responses-from deep reverence to blatant

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In response to the tragic events of September 11, photographer Nathan Lyons-known for his honest and often questioning depictions of American culture-has created a poignant portfolio of images. Photographing in small towns and large cities, Lyons has captured the extreme and often confusing variety of responses-from deep reverence to blatant commercialization-manifested by ordinary Americans. One will marvel, for instance, at the myriad uses of the American flag. This provocative sequence of images with multiple messages is powerfully coherent and strangely disturbing. In the tradition of Robert Frank's The Americans, these photographs will engage audiences to question the responses to this horrific event in the context of our complicated society, along with memorializing the tragic loss of so many innocent lives.

Author Biography: Nathan Lyons is founder of the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. His previous photography books include Notations in Passing and Riding 1st Class on the Titanic! He is the recipient of the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement in Photography.

Distributed for the Yale University Art Gallery

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Publishers Weekly
Founder of the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, N.Y., Lyons (Notations in Passing) began photographing improvised signage (along with advertising) around the U.S. following September 11. The 150 duotones presented here give insight into public discourse around the events, from improvised memorial walls and patriotic bumper stickers to store window displays prominently featuring flags and antiwar wheat-pasted fliers. There are no people in sight. Yale art school dean Benson comments on the "parade of flags" while Reynolds gives a synopsis of Lyons's career. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300101829
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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