Danny Lyon's 1968 book, The Bikeriders, became one of the most influential photographic works of the decade. It chronicles his four years as a bike rider (1963-1967), including two as a member of the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club.
Lyon joined the Outlaws and documented the daily lives of its members from the seat of his Triumph motorcycle, equipped with a Nikon, a Rolleiflex and a seven-pound portable tape recorder. In 1968, his photographs were published in the landmark book, The Bikeriders, which not only launched his career, but also introduced motorcycle counterculture to mainstream America, ushering the way for the 1969 film Easy Rider.
Danny Lyon’s work is included in the collections of the American Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institute; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, The Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others.