ARTIST SERIES

Henry Horenstein
Fishnets, New York Burlesque Festival, Southpaw
Henry Horenstein
Amber Ray
Henry Horenstein
Flambeaux
Prince Poppycock
Henry Horenstein
Danyella de Meux
Henry Horenstein
Jackie Beat, California Institute of Abnormalarts (CIA)
Henry Horenstein
Jess
Henry Horenstein
Lovers
Henry Horenstein
Violet Valentino, Jacques Cabaret
Henry Horenstein
Crotch and Legs, El Cid
Melody Sweets, New York, NY

Show is photographer Henry Horenstein’s long-anticipated look at modern burlesque. The photographs were made from 2001 to 2009, and serve as an homage to the neo-burlesque resurgence of the last several years.

The noir-styled images in Show are variously amusing, sexy, and harsh — true reflections of the world they document. The book covers a myriad of burlesque-style performance, including drag, fetish, and sideshow. Horenstein says, “These performers are today’s version of the ‘starving artist’ — living on the margins and delivering their personal expression through song, dance, comedy, and narrative — charged sexually and often highly political.”

Show includes portraits of many of burlesque’s most recognizable performers, including Dita Von Teese and Catherine D’lish, Angie and Helen Pontani, Peek-A-Boo Point, Julie Atlas Muz, Miss Saturn, Dirty Martini, Jackie Beat, Bonnie Dunn, Verushka — and the legendary Murray Hill.

Work by Henry Horenstein