Jack, Chicago

Accession Number
2014/2.294

Title
Jack, Chicago

Artist(s)
Danny Lyon

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1965; printed 2008

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
20 in x 16 in (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)

Subject matter
The Bikeriders series 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 a man sitting on a circular stool in a diner, his back turned to the camera, revealing a shirt, which reads "Chicago Outlaws." Behind the counter, a man prepares orders. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
coffee cups
cooks
counter stools
diners (restaurants)
floor tile
men (male humans)
motorcyclists

5 Related Resources

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(Part of 5 Learning Collections)
Work and Workers
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
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(Part of: Modern Jewish Photography W20 - Dash Moore)

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