Danny Lyon

Danny Lyon was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1942. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1963. He has created many books in his career, including “The Destruction of Lower Manhattan” showing photographs of soon to be demolished streets and buildings in 1967, “Conversations with the Dead,” showing the insides of Texas prisons, and “The Bikeriders” showing a study of outlaw motorcyclists in the American Midwest from 1963-1967. Danny received the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for photography in 1969 and in film making in 1979. He has had solo exhibits at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona. He founded the photography group Bleak Beauty.

Images first appeared in "The Bikeriders", published by First Chronicle Books LLC in 2003.


Danny Lyon is featured in Edition: Guest Editor, Price Latimer Agah

Memorial Day Run, Milwaukee (1966), Excerpted from "The Bikeriders"
From Lindsey's Room, Louisville (1966), Excerpted from "The Bikeriders"