Don’t Forget Me
Ghost Bikes-A Photographic Memorial by Genea barnes
A white-painted bicycle leans, locked to a post a few feet away from the spot where a car struck and killed a bicyclist. Flowers decorate the abandoned bike, a visible reminder that life is fragile.
This is a Ghost Bike, one of over 500 such memorials chained to fences, streetlights, and signposts across the United States. Genea Barnes discovered Ghost Bikes while shooting in New York in May 2010, and has traveled to over 50 cities searching for and photographing them.
The book is divided into 2 sections. The first, the journal of Barnes’ travels while searching Ghost Bikes, including small photographs that document who the bike was for, and where it was located. The next section includes images that were created from the photographs that Barnes took. The book is hard cover, 148 pages, and measures 10.25in x 10.25in x 0.75in (thick).
The book is available now. $39.95 (additional shipping fees outside of the United States)
Limited edition Ghost Bike Photographs $50.00 to $325.00 click here for options
The Ghost Bike Zine (20 page catalog of photos not in the book): $10.00 click here for more information about the Zine
Book and Zine: $47.95
Book and size 1 Print: $79.95
Book, size 1 Print and Zine: $87.95
Lauging Squid: A Beautiful Book Featuring Images of Memorial Ghost Bikes
Average Joe Cyclist: “…review of an important and memorable book by a remarkable photographer.”
Bike2Power: Must Read: Don’t Forget Me
NY Bike Accident Blog: Photographer Tracks Down Ghost Bikes in Haunting New Book
Streetsblog USA: You Won’t Soon Forget These Photos of Ghost Bikes.
SF Weekly: “Genea Barnes is working on a project to make cyclists safer on the road but its not a bike lane, a piece of city planning policy, a highly visible piece of clothing or anything else that’s routinely touted as a measure to reduce cyclist deaths…”