The Bikeriders

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Chronicle Books, Sep 1, 2003 - Photography - 121 pages
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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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The best book I've seen so far on the original outlaw bikerider scene. Transcribed audio interviews help things along, but the pics really do it all. VERY collectable, so buy yourself a copy now before they become more expensive than a new Harley. Read full review

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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 ... Read full review

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Phil Davis
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About the author (2003)

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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