Bikeriders by Danny Lyon


Photographer Danny Lyon‘s exploration of American 1960s biker culture helped to demystify preconceptions surrounding this edge of society. His photojournalism was the result of time spent immersed in the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club between 1963 and 1967. Lyon was one of the first to capture his subjects from the inside rather than as an observer looking in. He participated in the biker group’s meets, races, informal gatherings and long-distance rides, travelling across the US in the process. Photographs and recordings from his four years in the Chicago Outlaws created a body of work that changed stereotypes around the culture.


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