Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders
ON VIEW at SAM Downtown (upon reopening) - RECENTLY EXTENDED through October 25, 2020
Originally published in 1968, The Bikeriders explores firsthand the stories and personalities of the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club. This journal-size volume features original black-and-white photographs and transcribed interviews by Lyon, made from 1963 to 1967, when he was a member of the Outlaws gang. Similar to the documentary style of 1960s-era New Journalism made famous by writers such as Hunter S. Thompson, Joan Didion and Tom Wolfe, Lyon's photography celebrates immersive photo journalism.
Danny Lyon is a prominent and influential documentary photographer whose successful career has spanned over five decades. Widely exhibited and collected, Lyon has been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships twice and National Endowment for the Arts grants ten times.
Hardcover: 94 pages
Publisher: Aperture; First Edition (May 2014)
Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.6 x 9.5 inches