From Corinne Thorillon’s article for Paris Match:
“All my life, I almost made a career”, she laughs, with a mischievous eye. However, it was not until retirement, in 2010, that Meryl Meisler revealed her work to the public. Born in 1951 into a Jewish family on Long Island, she arrived in the Big Apple in the mid-1970s. A pupil of Lisette Model, spotted by Cornell Capa of the Magnum agency, the young woman scoured the trendy clubs, her case in shoulder strap. On July 13, 1977, while she was attending the most extravagant parties, a general blackout plunged New York into darkness and Bushwick, across the East River, into unprecedented urban violence, propelling this neighborhood already devastated in the media light.