James Prochnik spoke with artist Marilyn Meisler for NYC Photo Community:

Meryl Meisler: “Inspired by the Diane Arbus retrospective at MoMA, I took my 1st photography class in 1973 and began photographing myself, family and friends in Long Island, NY. In 1975, I moved to New York City, continuing to photograph my hometown and the streets of NYC. After working as a freelance illustrator by day, the book /Brassaï: The Secret Paris of the 30s/ was influential as I frequented and photographed the infamous NYC discos, nightclubs and Go Go bars.

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