From the post by L’Oeil de la Photographie:
Parallel Pictures Press presents New York PARADISE LOST Bushwick Era Disco, Meryl Meisler’s new book that will launch with exhibits at ClampArt and The Center for Photography at Woodstock. New York PARADISE LOST Bushwick Era Disco is an intimate journey to the pandemonium and paradise of the 1970s through early 1990s New York City. Meryl documented a tumultuous time in NYC’s history – epidemics of arson, crime, crack, and AIDS, intensified by a pa alyzing blackout, political and fiscal crisis. Frequenting Manhattan’s legendary discos that arose amongst disorder, she captured hedonistic havens, celebrities, and revelers of the night. In contrast, daylight revealed the beauty of those who loved and thrived in burnt-out Bushwick, where she was a public school art teacher who photographed what she saw.