NYC RIP by Miron Zownir
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Edition: First, limited edition of 1000
"The world contained within these pages speaks volumes to a time and place which no longer exists. Miron Zownir has captured New York City at the zenith of its mania." - Lydia Lunch
In 1980, Miron Zownir emigrated to the USA, where he lived for the next fifteen years; first in New York, then in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. In New York – back then arguably the world's most fascinating and permissive metropolis – Zownir quickly became committed to recording the city's day-to-day lunacy through moody, expressionistic black and white photographs.
Zownir's pictures from that period offer a penetrating insight into New York's inner-city sub-cultural spheres, most of which have since perished after the boom of the 1990s. His lens captured the untamed lust at the gay-parties (shortly before the Aids epidemic claimed its victims); the futile protest of artists and offbeat performers; the hopelessness on the Bowery; and the shadowy worlds of hookers and junkies.