Danny provides detailed snapshot of life alongside giants like Martin Luther King Jr and John Lewis

PHOTOGRAPHER and filmmaker Danny Lyon is a difficult man to interview.

Let me rephrase that: the 82- year-old is incredibly friendly and talkative — and has mind-blowing stories from his time with the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

But the problem — apart from the dodgy phone reception from his Bernalillo, New Mexico, home — is that his new memoir This is My Life I’m Talking About (Damiani, £39) is packed with his stories in great detail.

It means that every question I ask is greeted with “you can read about that in the book”.

Danny is the epitome of ‘been there, done that, got the t-shirt’.

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