Details

Title

Cal, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Artist/Maker

Danny Lyon (American, born 1942)

Date

1966, printed 2004

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

Image: 8 3/4 x 12 15/16 inches Paper: 11 x 14 inches

Credit

Gift of Ron Beller and Jennifer Moses

Accession #

2007.71.3

On View

Currently not on view

Danny Lyon created this image as part of his photo-essay The Bikeriders. He joined the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club, where he befriended other members and accompanied them on the road to document the biker community from within. From 1963 to 1966, Lyon completely integrated into their circle and succeeded in producing photographs that represent a candid, firsthand study of 1960s motorcycling subculture. The resulting photographs drifted from traditional reportage into a style more akin to fine art through Lyon’s inventive and evocative compositions. He made this portrait by skillfully capturing the rider in the reflection of his bike’s rearview mirror.

Image Copyright

© (c) Danny Lyon

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