From the Phoblographer:

In 1972 […] I took myself to MoMA NYC and inadvertently saw my first-ever photography exhibition — The Diane Arbus retrospective. The photographs moved me. They felt familiar.”, states Meryl Meisler. As someone who’s taken her share of pictures in queer spaces, these words resonate with me as I pore over Meryl’s work, adding a generous sprinkle of completely unwarranted nostalgia on top. Nostalgia for a sliver of time and space where people of all gender identities and sexual orientations were free, to an extent, of bigotry and hate. The time was those years between the Stonewall Riots and the AIDS pandemic. That space —admittedly, one of many— was Fire Island in New York. The pictures taken by Meryl Meisler, currently exhibited in The Werk Gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida, speak loudly of this particular intersection, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to talk to her about them.

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