The black and white film photographs pull the reader into a scene that’s usually off-limits to outsiders; one in which the riders find a bond that can be even deeper than blood, a community that will let them defy stereotypes and denounce societal expectations. And the 30-page interview text, edited as a conversation between the ten bikers, examines contentious issues like race, gender, and club politics, with brutal honesty. Essayist, journalist, and advocate Jimmie Briggs writes a timely foreword, and long-time rider in the scene Imir Leveque contributes a “Biker’s Glossary” to clarify the culture’s terminology and traditions.
From November 17—December 17, 2021, Cate Dingley & The Artist Edition will be raising funds for the book’s design and printing via a Kickstarter pre-order. The book will be designed by Martin Farran-Lee & Steen Sundland, and it will be printed in Denmark at Narayana Press.
Ezy Ryders: NYC's Black Bikers
A photo book documenting New York City's African-American motorcycle clubs, interwoven with intimate rider testimony