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Akron Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
The Bikeriders
One South High
Akron, Ohio 44308


January 26th, 2013 - June 21st, 2013
 
Crossing the Ohio, Louisville, Danny LyonDanny Lyon, Crossing the Ohio, Louisville
© Courtesy of the artist & Akron Art Museum
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This exhibition presents a dramatic inside look at 1960s biker counterculture. From 1963 – 1967 Danny Lyon not only captured the bikers in photographs, but immersed himself in the lifestyle. Lyon joined the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club, making him a pioneer of the new form of photojournalism where the artist was personally involved with the subject. This series was featured in Lyon’s defining first photography book and became one of the most important and influential documentary series of the late 20th century. This exhibition is drawn exclusively from the museum’s extensive holdings of Lyon’s work.


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