Alvin Baltrop: The Piers

Baltrop, Alvlin

Publisher Tf Editores

ISBN 9788415931232

Powerful, lyrical and controversial, Alvin Baltrop's photographs are a groundbreaking exploration of clandestine gay culture in New York in the 1970s and 80s. During that era, the derelict warehouses beneath Manhattan's West Side piers became a lawless, forgotten part of the city that played host to gay cruising, drug smuggling, prostitution and suicides. Baltrop documented this scene, unflinchingly and obsessively capturing everything from fleeting naked figures in mangled architectural environments to scenes of explicit sex and police raids on the piers.

128 p, colour & bw, 30 x 23 cm, hb, English


Alvin Baltrop: The Piers