The Bikeriders

The Bikeriders

by Danny Lyon
     
 

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In 1968, just before Easy Rider roared its way into American consciousness, Danny Lyon published The Bikeriders. A seminal work of modern photojournalism, this landmark collection of photographs and interviews documents the abandon and risk implied in the name of the gang Lyon belonged to: the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club. With images and interviews

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In 1968, just before Easy Rider roared its way into American consciousness, Danny Lyon published The Bikeriders. A seminal work of modern photojournalism, this landmark collection of photographs and interviews documents the abandon and risk implied in the name of the gang Lyon belonged to: the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club. With images and interviews that are as raw, alive, and dramatic today as they were three decades ago, this new edition includes startling new images: 15 additional black-and-white photographs and 14 color prints—long thought missing—of works originally published in black-and-white. With a new introduction by the author, The Bikeriders rides again, capturing like never before the dawn of the counterculture era.

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Armed with a tape recorder, cameras, and a Triumph 650, Lyon joined the Chicago Outlaws motorcycle club in the late 1960s. As one of the gang-literally-Lyons was able to get the inside line on the life of outlaw bikers. After four years of shooting photos and recording stories, he produced this volume in 1968. It was the first such book to tackle the subject seriously. This Chronicle reprint includes all of the original material plus 15 new photos, and a new preface by the author. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811841610
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Danny Lyon is a writer and photographer whose photos of prison life, the Southern civil rights movement, and American Indian nations are legendary. He lives in the Hudson Valley.

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