|TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ –
Exhibition Dates: May 11 – June 15, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 2-5pm“The Bikeriders” features a selection of photographs by Danny Lyon, one of the most important documentary photographers and filmmakers to come of age in the 1960s, which chronicle the activities of the motorcycle world from 1963 to 1967. Lyon documented the life of the American bikerider in the Midwest 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, paving the way for the film Easy Rider.
Writing in The Photobook: A History, Vol. I, photographer Martin Parr remarked,