Endurance (Hardcover)

Down and Dirty Off-Road Racing

By Theresa Ortolani, Eddie Brannan (Director), Ezra Dyer (Introduction by)

powerHouse Books, 9781576875179, 120pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2009



In an age where many high-adrenaline sports have become watered-down exercises in marketing, dirt bike racing remains intensely raw. Ortolani applies an artist's eye to this unforgiving sport and those who pursue it, resulting in an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes window into this punishing competition.

About the Author

Theresa Ortolani is a Brooklyn-based photographer. She received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts at Boston University and was awarded a Sojourner Truth Fellowship for graduate studies in Photography. She has taught, developed, and directed photography programs in conjunction with the Ansel Adams Center, the San Francisco Art Institute, NYU, and SUNY. Her work has appeared in several magazines, including "Best Life," "Blueprint," "BUST," "Travel & Leisure," and "WWD."

Ezra Dyer is a journalist who covers cars for "Men's Journal," "Esquire," "The New York Times," an "Automobile Magazine," among other publications. A multiple International Automotive Media Awards-winner, Dyer earned a 2008 Folio Eddie Award gold medal for his "Automobile "feature story on the Smart Car.

Eddie Brannan is the Creative Director of "CITY Magazine." One of the founding editors of "Trace Magazine," he went on to become Creative Director of "The Fader," "BlackBook," and "SPREAD ArtCulture "magazines. He's a contributing editor to "Big "and "Big Man "magazines, and has worked on advertising and branding projects for clients including Alexander McQueen/Puma, and Lexus. "CITY Magazine "Design Director, Alexander Wolf, joins him in the design of Endurance.