Jun 18, 2018

Jack, Chicago

The Bikeriders

Jack, Chicago

1965–66, printed 1979

Danny Lyon

(American, 1942-)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 32.9 x 22 cm (12 15/16 x 8 11/16 in.); Paper: 35.3 x 27.6 cm (13 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner 2017.253



Lyon’s favored approach is a photographic equivalent of the 1960s New Journalism, a movement that advocated a subjective, rather than objective, viewpoint. Already an enthusiastic bikerider (the term Lyon says was used in Chicago in that era), he joined the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club in 1965 with the idea of making a book about them from an insider’s view. He was a participant, not just a spectator.

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