Alvin Baltrop’s Piers Series Now a Book

Alvin Baltrop’s cultish, controversial Piers series — vérité images of the gay cruising scene of Manhattan’s West Side in the 70s and 80s — has been compiled in a book (pre-order here) for the first time. The photographer’s unflinching portrayals of the sordid and shadowy, yet often affectionate, transgressions that took place among the abandoned warehouses are in a league with Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, and other photogs documenting life unstaged.





















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