From ArtReview:

New York gallery CLAMP has announced the death of American photographer Amos Badertscher at the age of 86.

Born in 1936 in Baltimore, where he lived throughout his life, Badertscher created thousands of portraits during his lifetime – of pedestrians and nightclub goers he encountered in the city, including AIDS patients, strippers, drug addicts, drag queens and hustlers. Badertscher’s photographs, developed and printed at his own home, are often black and white and accompanied by texts that account for his subjects’ intricate personal histories, collected and handwritten on the gelatin silver prints by the artist. A retrospective of the artist Lost Boys: Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore will open at the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus this September.

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Browse all of Amos Badertscher’s work at CLAMP.