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Purgatory & Paradise SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City

by | 18th, February 2018

Meryl Meisler’s affection for New York City in the ‘sassy’ 1970s is clear. The throbbing, thrusting city of “big visions, noisy ambitions and brash art”, of grim wonderment and violent menace, reeled, rolled, grabbed its keys and avoided eye contact in the 1970s. The city was down on its luck, out of money, plagued with crime and mistrust. And, boy, was it vibrant and bursting with life, a grim and nuanced composite mix of the parochial and the grand, a city energised by its contradictions that typified the American way and seemed apart from it.

 

Self-Portrait Playmate Hostess NY, NY December 1978

Self-Portrait Playmate Hostess NY, NY December 1978

Jive Guy on Williamsburg Subway Brooklyn, NY March 1978

Jive Guy on Williamsburg Subway Brooklyn, NY March 1978

 

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All photographs are from Meryl Meisler’s books A Tale of Two Cities Disco Era Bushwick and Purgatory & Paradise SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City available for purchase here.

Discover more at www.merylmeisler.com.



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