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Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders is a touchstone publication of 1960s counterculture

Danny Lyon, Route 12, Wisconsin
Credit: Danny Lyon, 𝘙𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘦 12, 𝘞𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘯, 1963, gelatin silver print on paper. Gift of Carl W. Melcher, © Danny Lyon/Magnum Photos⁣

Authentic, personal and uncompromising, Danny Lyon’s depiction of individuals on the outskirts of society offers a gritty yet humane perspective that subverts more commercialized treatments of Americana.

First 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. ⁣

The Bikeriders is a touchstone publication of 1960s counterculture, crucially defining the vision of the outlaw biker. Visit the MOPA Shop online and own it today.

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