Sassy 70's Opening Reception
NYC in the late 1970s and early 80s could best be described using Charles Dickens’ phrase “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Meryl Meisler moved to NYC in 1975, and carried her medium format camera everywhere, documenting the street and nightlife with compassion and humor. As the city neared bankruptcy, crime rates rose, epidemics of arson and crack made the Big Apple seem like it was rotting to the core. In the midst of it all, a scintillating groundbreaking disco nightlife culture arose. Crossing the most exclusive clubs’ velvet gates, Meryl danced and photographed the nights away. Many viewed ‘70s NYC as hell, purgatory at best. With an open mind and heart, Meryl found paradise photographing the streets and nightlife of The City, many so wild she never dared to show them until now.
Meryl will be exhibiting many of her iconic ‘70s NYC photographs and signing her internationally acclaimed books at the opening reception of SASSY ‘70s NYC:
Note: There is a $5 entry fee to the reception, applicable to any purchase at MIDOMA.