Like a Thief’s Dream
Like a Thief's Dream
by Danny Lyon
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Photographer Danny Lyon has spent much of his career documenting the overlooked and underreported, be it an outlaw motorcycle gang (The Bikeriders ) or the nineteenth-century buildings demolished to make way for the World Trade Center (The Destruction of Lower Manhattan ). In 1967, his quest to photograph society’s outsiders took him to the Texas Department of Corrections. There, Lyon knew he would find a subject most people had never seen. (It would be four more years before the tragic Attica uprising brought prison life into public consciousness.) In a facility nicknamed “the Walls,” he met career criminal James Ray Renton, who was then doing time for burglary.
Their friendship lasted almost thirty years, until Renton’s death in 1996, and this story is now the subject of Lyon’s first nonfiction
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