From Muri Assunção’s article “New show offers rare look at the hedonistic, post-Stonewall days of NYC’s queer paradise on Fire Island” for NY Daily News:
Meryl Meisler is bringing it home.
Freshly arrived from a solo exhibition in Vichy, France, the celebrated photographer known for candid snapshots of New York City’s nightlife royalty — including Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, and Steve Rubell partying in Studio 54, CBGB and GG’s Barnum — is going back to her Long Island roots.
“Souvenirs Fire Island 1970s: The Photography of Meryl Meisler” is her first exhibition dedicated to her work in Cherry Grove and the Pines, the two queer-centered hamlets on Fire Island off the South Shore of Long Island that’ve been considered a safe haven for the LGBTQ community for over half a century.
“It shows you the different kinds of people who were there — gays, lesbians, straights, people of color [as well as] quiet moments, wild moments, good rage,” she told the Daily News.