From the interview with Laura June Kirsch for Juxtapoz:

Laura June Kirsch: I am a huge fan of your work and own a copy of A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick. In the book, a lot of your work was photographed during your time teaching in Bushwick. How was it juggling between teaching during the day and going out at night?

Meryl Meisler: When I first came to NY I was a freelancer. I would go out at night and come back at 4 or 5 in the morning, it didn’t matter. It was flexible. I didn’t start teaching until 1979, it was after Studio 54. Going out slowed down a lot. When I became a teacher you have to be in front of kids at 8AM, being in charge, you didn’t go out the night before. It was limited to weekends then, it was hard.

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