From the article by Phil Mistry for PetaPixel:
Photographer Meryl Meisler worked as an art teacher in Bushwick, Brooklyn, at Roland Hayes Intermediate School 291. She studied with Lisette Model in New York City. In a new book, New York: PARADISE LOST Bushwick Era Disco, out in June, she shows images that she captured of her students and colleagues during her teaching days from 1981-1994. “The students were on the pulse of popular culture, exuded youthful pride, and could challenge one’s wits,” she tells The New Yorker.