Press Feature – The New Yorker

Fire Island in the seventies holds a special place in the gay-male mythos, but the crowd was mixed, and Meisler’s pictures pay attention to women as well as to men, the old as well as the young, to the queens posing in drag and the nudists lounging (or, in one impressive case, meditating in a yogic headstand) in the buff. The impression is one of comfort and contentment, everyone feeling good to be himself together in what Meisler calls “a little Eden off of Long Island.”
Full New Yorker article
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Exhibits & Events

Brooklyn Photographs – group exhibit
Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer

BRIC Arts  Media House
547 Fulton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11218
Through  October 29, 2017
Coffee & Conversations Artists Talk – Saturday, September 16, 2017, noon
On Street Photography and The Encounter – panel discussion, Weds. October 04, 7 – 9pm

SASSY CIRCUS & Creepy Clowns – solo exhibit
BIZARRE Black Box Gallery
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn, NY
Opening September 24 & 25, 2017 during Bushwick Open Studios
BOS hours Meryl will be present & signing her books

Friday, September 22, 8 –11 pm  (Goth Rap Beach Party begins 10pm)
Saturday, September 23, 11am – midnight
Sassy Circus Open Bar! Absinthe Punch & Bizarre Beer, Sat. 9/23, 7 – 9 pm 
(Glitter Bomb Party with music begins 11pm)
Sunday, September 24, 11am – 8pm

Me, My Selfie & I: Contemporary Self Portraits– group exhibit
Hudson Guild Gallery
441 West 26th St., NY, NY 10001
October 5 – November 18, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday, October 5, 6 – 7:30pm

AMERICA – group exhibit
Photographs From The Library of Congress Collection
Curated by Anne Wilkes Tucker

Anneberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of The Stars, LA, CA
Opening March 2018

Meryl’s Books

A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick and Purgatory & Paradise SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City
are available online through these independent booksellers: Museum of The City of NYThe Strand (Strand is the Amazon Dealer)

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