Santa Fe track, ChicagoArtist(s)Danny LyonArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1965; printed 2008Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)Subject matterThe Bikeriders
began in 1963 when Danny Lyon attended a motorcycle rally in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. He captured a group of bikers on Route 12 and at the rally, quickly showing them to Hugh Edwards. Edwards encouraged his work, and Lyon continued to take photographs of the bikers. Lyon became part of the Chicago Outlaws, documenting them over the next four years. In 1968, The Bikeriders
was published for the first time, becoming the second publication to use text transcribed from tape recordings. Many of the images were originally shot in color, printed in black and white for the publication, and since re-printed almost exclusively in black and white.Physical Description
A photograph of six men straddling numbered motorcycles lined up at a starting line on a dirt race track. They wear motorcycle gear and interact with one another.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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