Daniel Teoli photography book of Bikers’ Mardi Gras

Special Collections has recently acquired a book of photographs by Daniel Teoli, a social documentarian. The book is titled Bikers’ Mardi Gras, and it features motorcycle clubs and enthusiasts celebrating Mardi Gras throughout the United States between the years 2012 and 2015.

The images depict the internal culture of bikers at parties and gatherings, and range from portraits to candid shots and pictures of modified and carefully-crafted motorcycles. A large number of the photographs depict nudity or sexual acts.

Photograph © Daniel D. Teoli Jr. – License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Special Collections has two other artists’ books by Teoli:

Teoli’s photography challenges mainstream notions of societal boundaries and frequently forces the viewer to confront uncomfortable images and realities that are often ignored or that remain unconsidered.

About Melissa Kunz

Melissa Kunz is a Special Collections Librarian. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Studies and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hendrix College in Arkansas.
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