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BLOG   ·  August 4, 2020

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

Danny Lyon, Route 12, Wisconsin
Credit: Danny Lyon, π˜™π˜°π˜Άπ˜΅π˜¦ 12, 𝘞π˜ͺ𝘴𝘀𝘰𝘯𝘴π˜ͺ𝘯, 1963, gelatin silver print on paper. Gift of Carl W. Melcher, Β© 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.
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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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