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Into the Light : Photographs of the NYC Gay Pride Day from the 70s Till Today (Hardcover)

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"Into the Light" is the title of Stanley Stellar's magnus opum: a history of the New York Pride Parade from the 1970s until today. The Brooklyn-born photographer (who belongs to the same generation as Robert Mapplethorpe) is a chronicler of the city that never sleeps, and – so it seems – his camera neither rested a single moment. As art collector and museum founder Charles Leslie put it, Stellar is „a living witness to the urban drama which spanned the years from 1969 to the present and his imagery reconfirms the centrality, in spite of everything, of eternal male beauty.“ A true treasure of cultural history, the photographs in this book not only reflect the individual people taking part in these parades but also give an idea of the social impact the gay movement had and has. Carefully selected and accompanied with Stellar's own words, each photograph is an artifact of a special place during a special time: the hedonistic 70s, the devastating 80s after the rise of HIV/AIDS, the plastic 90s, and the new millenium until today. „Into the Light“ is a unique contribution to gay history.
Number of Pages: 160.0
Genre: Social Science, History, Photography
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2017
TCIN: 51768262
UPC: 9783959852753
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-0166

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