This photograph is from one of Danny Lyon’s best-known works: The Bikeriders, which was immensely popular and influential in the 1960s and 1970s. Working in the style called “New Journalism”—that is, by immersing himself and becoming a participant in a given subject—Lyon photographed motorcyclists in the Midwest from 1963 to 1967. He became a member of the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club, traveled with them, and shared their lifestyle. This series was described by Lyon as “an attempt to record and glorify the life of the American bikerider.”


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Artist
Danny Lyon, American, born 1942
Title
Racer, Schererville, Indiana
Date
1965
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 8 1/8 × 12 in. (20.6 × 30.5 cm) Sheet: 9 1/16 × 13 15/16 in. (23 × 35.4 cm)
Credit Line

The Target Collection of American Photography, museum purchase funded by Target Stores

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
76.285
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

[The Witkin Gallery, Inc., New York]; purchased by MFAH, 1976.