Friday, February 22, 2013

Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders

Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art. "...The Bikeriders features more than 30 photographs by Danny Lyon, one of the most important documentary photographers and filmmakers to come of age in the 1960s, and chronicles the activities of the Chicago Outlaws motorcycle club from 1963 to 1967. Lyon became a member of the Outlaws and documented the daily lives of its members from the seat of his Triumph motorcycle, equipped with a Nikon, a Rolleiflex and a seven- pound portable tape recorder. In 1968, his photographs were published in the landmark book, The Bikeriders, which not only launched his career, but also introduced motorcycle counterculture to mainstream America, paving the way for the film Easy Rider."