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Helen A. Harrison
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WIRED
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Phil Patton
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Roberta Smith
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Public Salon TV, MNN/Time Warner,
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Jon Bredin & Claudia Canasto
August 1, 2012
“I took pictures in my mind but wasn’t so quick to carry a camera.”
The Weeklings
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Melissa Stern
July 1, 2012
“Shattered by poverty, racism and civic neglect, it was seen by many as a ruin that would never rise.”
The New York Times
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Holland Cotter
June 7, 2012
Bloomberg
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Zinta Lundborg
June 2, 2012
“Despite everything, life was happening in Bushwick. People were falling in love; children were playing in the ruins… ”.
Bushwick Daily
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Katarina Hybenova
May 30, 2012
“Meryl's work, as an artist and educator, began to serve the LGBT community best when she finally came out to my entire school community”
Gay Travel
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Sophie A. Needleman
May 1, 2012
“Passion and integrity are more important than ambition and breaks.”
Professional Women Photographers
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Catherine Kirpatrick
March 5, 2012
“she also grasped something beautiful and unspoken. Beyond all of this terrible decay, life continued”
Bushwick Daily
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Shannon Firth
December 28, 2011
Professional Women Photographers
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Catherine Kirkpatrick
September 9, 2011
Professional Women Photographers
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Catherine Kirkpatrick
January 10, 2011
“Not all is gloom and doom”
The New York Times
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Helen A. Harrison
July 16, 2000
Center for Brooklyn History
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June 29, 1905
“Her photos are just as much a conduit for nostalgia as they are a memo for the present and seem as relevant as ever for the neighborhood as it continues to go through immense change.”
Brooklyn Magazine
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Nicole Disser
November 19, 2014
New York Times – Spare Times
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November 14, 2014
Brooklyn History
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Katelyn Williams
November 13, 2014
The Brooklyn Paper
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Danielle Fusaro
November 13, 2014
Narratively
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Kevin Sullivan
November 3, 2014
Huffington Post
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Vanessa Mártir
October 30, 2014
Internazionale (Italy)
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Giovanna D’Ascenzi
October 27, 2014
“It was the best of times; it as the worst of times”
Glitterati
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Miss Rosen
October 24, 2014
“They were physically and time-wise very close to each other, yet opposite ends of a spectrum of life -- my life as adult in NYC, a true Tale of Two Cities.”
Huffington Post
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James Nichols
October 23, 2014
L’Oeil de la PHOTOGRAPHIE
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October 23, 2014
“photos of the people and places that celebrated the spirit of Bushwick”
Metro Focus
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Jenna Flannagan
October 14, 2014
NYU Steinhardt At a Glance
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Debra Weinstein
September 30, 2014
“The photograph, speaks volumes about place, gender, extended family, where we come from (in the deepest sense).”
Huffington Post
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Melanie Bishop
September 12, 2014
NYC Chao Bao (China)
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Xiaoxu Wang
August 31, 2014
“Meisler juxtaposed these grim vignettes with the glitzy party snaps she accumulated as a nightlife fixture in her 20s.”
REFINERY29
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Venus Wong
August 26, 2014
stern (Germany)
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Angelika Hala
August 22, 2014
culturacolectiva (Mexico)
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Brenda Avila Rubio
August 13, 2014
WAMC Radio
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Joe Donahue and Jacqueline Kellachan
August 12, 2014
“Meisler is known for these images of devastated, post–black out New York, and at first it seems odd to pair them with pictures of better times.”
The New Yorker
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Genevieve Fussell
August 7, 2014
“She snapped photos of William Shatner, Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, and frequented Studio 54…”
Gothamist
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Jen Carlson
July 24, 2014
“striking, honest street photography, which captures an area beset by arson, poverty, and other afflictions”
CURBED
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Hana R. Alberts
June 23, 2014
“She found the truly rewarding experience was serving, and capturing moments of, underprivileged children of Bushwick at a time when the neighborhood was the most dangerous part of the city.”
Business Insider
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Allan Smith
June 19, 2014
CAFÉ SEM PÓ (Brazil)
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June 13, 2014
“The natural light created by the absence of tall buildings, or any buildings, was a photographer’s dream.”
New York Times
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Jonathan Mahler
June 13, 2014
Pop Photo
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Jeanette D. Moses
June 9, 2014
Left Bank Art Blog
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Charles Kessler
June 5, 2014
“The photos capture a certain moment in history that Meisler wouldn’t realize the relevance of until much later.”
Animal
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Sophie Weiner
June 5, 2014
“Sex, Drugs, and Disco”
Flavorwire
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Jason Diamond
June 3, 2014
Bushwick Daily
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Katarina Hybenova
June 2, 2014
LUI (France)
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Sophie Peyrard
June 1, 2014
“there is nothing stereotypical about Meisler’s iconic portraits of Bushwick inhabitants”
Arts In Bushwick
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Etty Yaniv
June 1, 2014
“Disco lights all around, smoke from a hidden smoke machine, and disco music”
Hyperallergic
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Hrag Vartanian
May 31, 2014
“The juxtaposed imagery of Meisler’s two worlds is mesmerizing”
Hyperallergic
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Melissa Stern
May 30, 2014
“It wasn’t work; it was play.”
Bedford & Bowery
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Kirsten O’Regan
May 29, 2014
Brooklyn Based
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Gabrielle Sierra
May 29, 2014
“Meryl’s work tells the tale of a revolutionary disco nightlife culture in some of New York’s most exclusive clubs with a medium format camera.”
Street Photography Magazine
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Ashley Hunsberger
May 28, 2014
“She managed to capture both the city’s decay and its creative energy as seen through the streets and night life.”
ARTFCITY
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Paddy Johnson, Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch
May 27, 2014
“I photographed things that were positive to me. I did not photograph the crack vials and the heroin and the junkies,” she said. “I was there forthe long term, so theseare my memories.”
En Route
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May 8, 2014
Arts In Bushwick
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Catherine Kirkpatrick
May 1, 2014
Arts In Bushwick
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Etty Yaniv
September 1, 2013
“Bushwick looked like a ghost town war zone.”
Matther Newton
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August 8, 2013
La Repubblica.it (Italy)
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Agnese Fioretti
June 27, 2013
“Visions of the past”
DNAinfo
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Meredith Hoffman
May 31, 2013
“Masterful and poignant, and amazingly”
THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
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Renee Ghert-Zand
December 21, 2015
JEWPOP (France)
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Benjamin Medioni
December 10, 2015
Báomói (Vietnam)
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NGỌC NGUYỄN
December 1, 2015
“Moving to New York City to become an illustrator, Meisler made a beeline for the artistic world on her doorstep which shrugged off judgment.”
Daily Mail (UK)
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Mia De Graaf
November 29, 2015
“She captured the scenes bouncing between the rough-and-tumble five boroughs and the leafy Long Island suburb where she was raised.”
NY Daily News
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Nicholas Parco
November 19, 2015
“It beckons me to nostalgize for a time and place that I have no part of”
American SuburbX ASX
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Brad Feurhelm
November 12, 2015
“This is the environment but also the desire to find joy and humor despite great sadness or other things that go on in life.”
Slate
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David Rosenberg
November 5, 2015
“The ’70s were sassy, but also sweet, and so was Meryl.”
Street Photography Magazine Podcast Season 5
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Ashley Hunsberger
October 8, 2015
ADVOCATE
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Christopher Harrity
October 1, 2015
PHENOM’ENOM (Hungary)
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Csóka Ági
September 29, 2015
“I had to photograph it to make sense of it all. To hold onto the time, to release and share it, put it in perspective, and move on. It was sassy, but also sweet, and so was I.”
Carnegie Museum of Art Blog
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Matthew Newton
September 28, 2015
“This book encapsulates my coming of age: The Bronx, suburbia, The Mystery Club, dance lessons, Girl Scouts, the Rockettes, the circus, school, mitzvahs, proms, feminism, Disco, Go-Go, Jewish, and LGBT Pride, the New York streets, friendship, family and love”.
LENSCRATCH
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Aline Smithson
September 25, 2015
iriedaily (Germany)
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Erik
September 22, 2015
Living Cool (UK / Italy)
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Emanuela Virago
September 20, 2015
les In Rocks (France)
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September 8, 2015
“The images are terrifically rich and the juxtaposition between good-girl Jewish suburbia and inner-city sin is wonderfully rendered”.
Huffington Post
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Michael Ernest Sweet
August 31, 2015
WAMC Public Radio
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Joe Donohue with James Conrad
August 25, 2015
BreakThruRadio
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Thomas Seely
August 8, 2015
“Juxtaposes images of her home life on Long Island with some never-before-seen street and nightlife images”
Aperture Foundation
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Alexandra Pechman
August 6, 2015
MANDATORY
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Miss Rosen
July 31, 2015
“Meisler caught the glittering brilliance of disco, the super-glam phenomenon that lit up the city each night in the late ’70s”.
We Heart (UK)
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Rob Wilkes
July 29, 2015
“I wanted to photograph where I was coming from, emphasizing the elements of play and love”
Business Insider
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Jack Sommer
July 22, 2015
“I photograph, for art, for purpose, to remember; it’s mainly for me. Some people hum and/or sing while they play or work. I hum, sing off key and make photographs.”
Dodho (Spain)
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July 2, 2015
“The result is a delightfully outlandish family photo album, and a capsule of seventies suburbia crackling with humor and mischief.”
The New Yorker
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Genevieve Fussell
June 3, 2015
“Sweet and sassy with a pinch of mystery.”
Artnet News
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Cait Munro
June 3, 2015
“New York is a city, and our uniqueness and diversity makes it greater.”
Gothamist
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Jen Carlson
June 1, 2015
“Meryl shows us a world that made Meryl, Meryl. “It’s a coming of age story in pictures,” she says with surety that shows Meryl means business.”
Bushwick Notebook (print, Vol. 1)
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Vanessa Mártir
June 1, 2015
Arts In Bushwick Blog
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Catherine Kirkpatrick
May 31, 2015
Bushwick Daily
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Katarina Hybenova
February 16, 2015
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”.
Creative Boom
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Katy Cowan
December 22, 2016
“Documenter of the 70’s and 80’s New York disco and punk scenes”
STREET HUNTERS
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Andrew Sweigart
December 20, 2016
Gothamist
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Jen Carlson
December 13, 2016
“Scintillating images all but transport us to its infamous dancefloors”
AnOther (UK)
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Belle Hutton
December 12, 2016
Jocks & Nerds
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Edward Moore
December 12, 2016
ADVOCATE
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Christopher Harrity
October 7, 2016
Creative Boom
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Katy Cowan
September 27, 2016
“Photography is a relationship you’re having in that moment. When you’re looking at people and you can tell when your irises meet.”
Flashbak
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September 6, 2016
Radio Free Brooklyn
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Dr. Lisa
April 16, 2016
“The photographs drift between the kitsch-filled rooms of Meisler’s hometown in Long Island to the gritty clubs and streets of disco-era New York”
Yahoo News
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April 8, 2016
WALLPAPER
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Paula Erizunu
April 4, 2016
“She laboured on the powerful juxtapositions of the party and a city teetering on the edge”
We-Heart (UK)
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Francesca Soler
April 4, 2016
MatchesFashion (Germany)
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April 2, 2016
“Meisler looked for the humanizing touch in the wreckage, the sleaze, and the schmaltz, often positioning herself and her own maturation at the comedic fulcrum”
The New Criterion
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James Panero
April 1, 2016
OUT print edition
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April 1, 2016
Internazionale (Italy)
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March 30, 2016
“Kitchsy, boisterous, and lovin’ it”
The Paris Review
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Nicole Rudick
March 25, 2016
“I’ve been writing my memoir through photography”
The Telegraph (UK)
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Lowenna Waters
March 25, 2016
“American female trailblazers who challenged the accepted conventions of the time and paved the way for today’s image makers”
TIME
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Caroline Smith and Rachel Lowry
March 22, 2016
CARNET D/ART (France)
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Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret
March 14, 2016
Interview Magazine (Germany)
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March 8, 2016
OUT
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Greg Garry
March 8, 2016
“vision of her native New York City as the mythical island of Atlantis”
MANDATORY
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Miss Rosen
March 4, 2016
“The love of photography is part of my heritage”
Pop Photo
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Jeanette. D. Moses
March 4, 2016
“The photographs capture the drama and exuberance of the 1970s”
JUXTAPOZ
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March 4, 2016
“glamour and glitz was flourishing, nourishing itself, eagerly yearning for its close-up”
MANDATORY
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Miss Rosen
March 4, 2016
VICE
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Elizabeth Renstrom
March 4, 2016
L'OEIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE
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March 4, 2016
“In all of her images, there's as a vivid connection between photographer, subject, and life itself”
Gothamist
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Scott Heins & Jessica Leibowitz
March 2, 2016
“The type of lifestyle, both urban and suburban that Meisler was able to capture is candid and real”
Luna Luna
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Dallas Athent
February 29, 2016
“The photographs drift between the kitsch-filled rooms of Meisler’s hometown in Long Island to the gritty clubs and streets of disco-era New York”.
artdaily
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February 29, 2016
Musée Magazine
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February 27, 2016
“Each image a witty and memorable souvenir from a time gone by”
AnOther (UK)
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Maisie Skidmore
February 26, 2016
“Quirky, nostalgic and a bit naughty”
vintage everyday (Spain)
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February 26, 2016
Jocks and Nerds
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Joe Lloyd
February 22, 2016
“Juxtapositions she often found with her camera—of the high and lows of a city in decadence and decline”
The New Criterion
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James Panero
February 22, 2016
20minutos (Spain)
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Jose Ángel González
February 20, 2016
“Her distinct, borough-spanning vision of the Big Apple in the '70s aligns her with the masters of Americana”
Creative Boom (UK)
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February 19, 2016
“Craziness and humor link all these works together”
Bedford & Bowery
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Daniel Hoffman
February 18, 2016
“Suburban Long Island housewives, drag and disco queens, punks and dancers at Playmates club… all are characters that Meisler captured through her viewfinder”
STREET HUNTERS
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Andrew Sweigart
February 17, 2016
“A personal diary, the snapshot aesthetic and night life”
Dodho Magazine (Spain)
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February 15, 2016
Street Photography Magazine Podcast Season 5
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Ashley Hunsberger
February 12, 2016
B&H Event Space
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January 28, 2016
“A genuine cultural capsule of a decade that captivates today’s generation”
Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York
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Jeremiah Moss
January 4, 2016
“This book is like discovering a shoe box filled with outstanding images that sees as much wonder in the antics of her eccentric family”
StreetShootr
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Karl Edwards
January 1, 2016
FLAUNT
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Chelsea Sanchez
December 19, 2018
A Life’s Work
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David Licata
November 22, 2018
“As a young artist in her 20's, Meisler spent the 70's out on the town, camera in tow, ready to capture any click-worthy moment”.
My Modern Met
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Jesssica Stewart
November 15, 2018
“vision of her native New York City as the mythical island of Atlantis”
MANDATORY
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Miss Rosen
November 14, 2018
“But any hint of that refinement vanished on this day 40 years ago when a power outage threw the city into darkness during a heat wave”.
DNAinfo
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Gwynne Hogan
September 17, 2018
“Meisler's photos capture the sexy, carefree spirit of a post-Stonewall, pre-aids summer spent among lovers and friends”
The New Yorker
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Alexandra Schwartz
August 18, 2018
“Once a photograph is taken, the vision captures a bygone moment. The pace of change in Brooklyn is rapid.”
Hatjecantz (Germany)
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Federico Hewson
July 28, 2018
The New York Times
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David Gonzalez
July 17, 2018
Caribbean Life
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Tequila Minsky
July 17, 2018
“The presidential election left her feeling something like mourning, and she saw the march as a chance to assuage her anger over the result, and fears about the future”
WIRED
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Laura Mallonee
July 9, 2018
ADVOCATE
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Christopher Harrity
June 28, 2018
noisey – Music By VICE
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Luc Sante
June 1, 2018
Huffington Post
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Michael Ernest Sweet
June 1, 2018
East Hampton Star
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May 23, 2018
“My first connection with Bushwick was the night of the blackout in 1977. I was going to Studio 54, like I was doing a lot”.
Brooklyn Library
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Taina Evans
May 23, 2018
“As an artist and retired art teacher, I was invigorated by the powerful messages creatively expressed in signs, costumes, and music”
Whitehot Magazine
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Petra Mason
May 18, 2018
WIRED
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Laura Mallonee
May 18, 2018
Tracks Arte (FR)
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Sophie Peyrard
May 17, 2018
Whitehot Magazine
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Meryl Meisler
May 4, 2018
“Playing dress up and shooting self-portraits at her parents' house in the suburbs coaxed Meryl Meisler out of the closet and into herself”.
VICE
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Miss Rosen
May 3, 2018
“photographs documented it with compassion and humor”
dodho (Spain)
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May 1, 2018
“The throbbing, thrusting city of “big visions, noisy ambitions and brash art”, of grim wonderment and violent menace, reeled, rolled, grabbed its keys and avoided eye contact in the 1970s”
Anorak (UK)
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Karen Strike
May 1, 2018
“As crazy as the city was back then, so, too, was her affection for it. And it hasn’t wavered”.
The New York Times
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David Gonzalez
April 27, 2018
“The photos capture exuberant, sexually fueled reveling”
Artsy
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Rachel Liebowitz
April 27, 2018
“any hint of that refinement vanished on this day 40 years ago when a power outage threw the city into darkness during a heat wave”
AUTRE
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Adam Lehrer
April 23, 2018
“Meryl Meisler captured some of the rowdiest house parties in those locations where attendees wore little to no clothing along with similar images taken at the public beaches”
The Daily Mail
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Regina F. Graham
April 23, 2018
“The sprinkle of new faces from afar keeping things fresh”
Collector Daily
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Loring Knoblauch
April 20, 2018
“She desecrates that space, discovering her sexuality instantly”.
Cultural Collectiva
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Alonso Martínez
April 19, 2018
“People enjoy the crud of chemicals in darkness, an easy price for the magic of watching life come back to visibility in a tray, like magic”.
Woodstock Times
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Paul Smart
April 13, 2018
“...It was really quiet; it was not the destination that it is now”
The Daily Mail
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Regina Graham
April 13, 2018
“Focuses on the rich cultural history of the neighborhood and takes an unflinching look at the daily lives of the working-class people and immigrants who lived there”.
BEDFORD + BOWERY
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Libby Torres
April 7, 2018
“New York City in the 1970s was tough but if you took the trouble to look for them, signs of joy were everywhere”.
FLASHBAK (UK)
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Paul Sorene
April 1, 2018
“Meryl’s photos capture the LES when it was predominantly a tight knit immigrant and working-class neighborhood during difficult times in NYC history”.
F–STOP
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March 28, 2018
“Think about what each of us is doing to learn from, preserve and contribute to history. What will we give to future generations? What will they say about us?”
CREATIVE BOOM (UK)
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Katy Cowan
March 15, 2018
“By highlighting the everyday life of real people in her past, Meisler makes us think about what each of us is doing at present to preserveand contribute to future history”.
ART SPIEL
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Etta Yaniv
March 15, 2018
“both the great diversity of the neighborhood, as well as the danger and despair”
THE LO DOWN NY
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Ed Litvak
February 19, 2018
“Surrounded by decadence and decay, she looked for the humanizing touch in the wreckage, the sleaze, and the schmaltz of the struggling city.”
The New Criterion
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James Panero
February 18, 2018
“It’s busy and alive and yet, there are still people on the street that are true New Yorkers”
EV GRIEVE
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February 17, 2018
“the heart and heat of the wild 1970’s and 80’s disco and punk scenes”
Street Hunters
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Andrew Sweigart
February 7, 2018
“she uses this rare quality of truly caring to look at everyone as someone who should be photographed, and that’s what makes her photography beautiful”
itchy silk
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Dallas Athent
December 27, 2017
“an opportunity to live vicariously in the past with multiple chances to rue the disappearance of that most enticing and beautifully squalid demimonde”
Sensitive Skin
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John Weed
November 22, 2017
MUSÉE
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Billy Anania
November 8, 2017
“Continuing our rediscovery of Meisler’s rich body of work”
The New Criterion
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James Panero
November 7, 2017
“needless to say, I’m a fan. Her legacy as a New York City street photographer over the past 40 years ago reveals a grittier metropolis”
LENS SCRATCH
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Aline Smithson
November 7, 2017
FishEye (Print)
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Maxime Delcourt
October 12, 2017
“The black-and-white photos depict the joy, creativity, and inclusivity”
National Museum of Women in The Arts – Broad Strokes Blog
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September 21, 2017
The New Yorker – Goings On About Town
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September 6, 2017
“focuses on scenes of joy, freedom, moments of innocence and abandon”
Art In Brooklyn
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Mike Sorgatz
August 30, 2017
“Sun, sex and disco: the American photographer looks back on the summers of ’77 and ’78”
AnotherMan (UK)
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Miss Rosen
August 1, 2017
“There is an element of play in many of Meisler’s photographs, and it’s fun to see them plein-air.”
Art Spiel
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Catherine Kirkpatrick
July 13, 2017
“Photography is a powerful democratic tool.
The Heavy Collective
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July 10, 2017
“Meryl’s work documents the life of a compelling artist.”
Radio Kingston
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Chris Wells
March 29, 2017
“hundreds of images showcasing both urban decay and also how residents thrived among the destruction”
The Daily Mail
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Regina F. Graham
March 29, 2017
“Printed side by side, the images show how necessary all these different signs of strength can partner with general empathy.”
GAYLETTER
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Derek Abella
January 26, 2017
“change is a mother
The New York Times
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John Leland
January 1, 2017
“amazing nostalgic photos that give us a peek into the excitement of the epic era”
BYGONELY
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Orla Morris
November 15, 2020
“Meryl Meisler led a double life, working a regular job by day, and by night, as a hostess on NYC's hedonistic club scenes... photos she captured of the nights' debauchery”
Huck (UK)
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Miss Rosen
October 2, 2020
“Great photo, but I also want the film dress for my Halloween costume this year because it’s always such a perfect time climate-wise to wear bikini tops and the skimpiest skirt you can find.”
Filthy dreams
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Jessica Caroline
September 29, 2020
“Carrying her medium format camera everywhere with great delight – Meryl photographed the world she knew”
The New York Optimist
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John Sebastian
September 21, 2020
“uncanny ability to find those humanizing moments admidst the wreckage, sleaze, and the schmaltz of a decadent and dying city”
Lightwork Contact Sheet
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James Panero
August 1, 2020
Art Spiel
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Catherine Kirkpatrick
May 24, 2020
“The photo is a bit off focus, but the memory is clear as can be.”
ONE HEART BERLIN
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April 16, 2020
“Camera in hand, Meryl Meisler looked for the life and the humor of the city’s broken streets”
SPECTATOR USA
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James Panero
January 26, 2020
“Abandoned buildings loomed over piles of garbage and rubble. Playgrounds were overrun by drug dealers.”
The New York TImes
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Vanessa Mártir
November 30, 2019
“an integral part of Bushwick’s flourishing artistic culture for the last decade”
Another (UK)
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Miss Rosen
September 26, 2019
Dazed Digital (UK)
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Meryl Meisler
September 22, 2019
“an artist whose work captured Bushwick at one of its most defining moments: the early 80s”
Bushwick Heritage Radio
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Luke Griffin
August 15, 2019
“enthusiastic and joyful about her photography”
Street Photography Magazine Podcast Season 5
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Bob Patterson
May 1, 2019
“As a 1978 CETA Artist grant recipient, Meryl created a portfolio of photographs which explored her Jewish Identity”
The Candid Frame – Ibarionex
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March 10, 2019
“her sympathetic eye and her love and wonderment of the characters and of this neighborhood”
The Observers
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Cheryl Dunn
February 23, 2019
“The talented photographer offers outsiders the opportunity to peer behind the curtain at another world.”
Vintage Everyday (Spain)
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February 22, 2019
“ore than 40 years later, Meryl is still getting surprised and feeling blessed for the life she lives.”
Fox5 NY
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Linda Schmidt
January 16, 2019
Me & Eve
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Dorie Hagler
January 12, 2019
“You get real slices of life in New York City at any given moment”
Daily Mail
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Regina F. Graham
January 3, 2019
"depictions of life in The Pines and Cherry Grove reflect summer-filled days of costumed-whimsy, camp, diversity of a population, abandoned fun, and affection"
AMNY / The Villager
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Tequila Minsky
August 1, 2022
" Largely unnoticed until now, the 71-year-old American photographer is a revelation of the Portrait(s) festival....a Vivian Maier on acid, because it is another vision of New York that is revealed in her images"
BeauxArts
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Pierre Morio
July 27, 2022
"All my life, I almost made a career, she laughs, with a mischievous eye....the rhinestones of Manhattan disco nights collide with the extreme dilapidation of crumbling Brooklyn"
PARISMATCH
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Corinne Thorillon
July 16, 2022
"a true NYC legend, the kind of person that makes New York, well, New York...she finds the heart and comedy in any social situation"
WHALEBONE
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Laura June Kirsch
July 13, 2022
"All her pictures are funny. In black and white or in color, they capture moments that come out of the boredom of everyday life."
Alliance
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Jean-Paul Favard-Perret
July 12, 2022
"While the hedonistic side of a free-spirited queer paradise is clearly on display, the show is also a reminder of what makes Fire Island a special place"
The Daily News
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Muri Assunção
July 10, 2022
"endless nights of fantasy and nights of abandon and connection..... Meryl Meisler was there to document the craziness, the clubs, and well, all the rest"
LENSCRATCH
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Aline Smithson
July 10, 2022
" impertinently and humorously immerses visitors in a fascinating city and era, New York in the 1970s and 1980s"
THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
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TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF
July 7, 2022
"Star of Portrait(s) this year: Meryl Meisler...one of American photography’s best kept secrets“
Le Figaro
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Michaël Naulin
July 7, 2022
"chronicling the decadent disco scene with equal parts aplomb and abandon"
I-D VICE
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MIss Rosen
July 7, 2022
"discover the American photographer, Meryl Meisler, who is exhibiting for the first time in France in a personal exhibition entitled QUIRKYVISION".
9 Lives Magazine
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June 30, 2022
"Her pictures sketch the portrait of a united and happy clan, reflecting a free and carefree era."
West Observer
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June 29, 2022
"Everything about these photos underscores a strong sense of hedonism: a Rosh Hashanah that would last the whole year."
Francis Fois
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June 29, 2022
"She didn’t need to travel anywhere else to discover a unique, fantastical and visually strong subject. This world that she illustrates is that of her own family, Jewish, with its rites and traditions."
M le Mag Le Monde
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Samuel Blumenfeld
June 24, 2022
"plunges us into a captivating city and time"
l'oeil de la Photographie
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June 23, 2022
" Her shots celebrate disco evenings and strip-tease clubs, her Jewish family and Long Island suburb, or life in a public school in one of the roughest Brooklyn neighborhoods."
THE CITY LIFE ORGx
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June 17, 2022
"her photographs stand out with raw honesty"
Smith College Museum of ArtAriella Heise
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Ariella Heise
June 16, 2022
"With a deep human empathy, Meryl Meisler’s photos capture moments of joy during hardship"
Art Spiel
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Etty Yanniv
June 15, 2022
“one of the leading women in photography today”
Hundred Heroines
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Del Barrett
June 9, 2022
“captures the 'joie de vivre', a sense of the excitement of the moment, accepting and admiring the uniqueness in all of us”
The Pictorial List
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Karen Ghostlaw Pomarico
June 8, 2022
“relentlessly focusing on people and personal experiences, capturing Carpe Diem to the fullest”
WÜL Magazine
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Nastasia Khmelnitski
June 6, 2022
“Storytelling over technique, capturing the moods and emotions of each scene.”
ODDA
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Sam Dabatin
January 1, 2022
“a pinch of mystery”
The Candid Frame
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Ibarionex Perello
December 29, 2021
“among greatest unsung female photographers“
Hundred Heroines
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Del Barrett
December 19, 2021
“Bushwick’s streets before the massive development of the area, and the queer party scene “
BuzzFeed News
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Pia Peterson & Kate Bubacz
November 27, 2021
“Celebrates the beautiful, beating heart of the people and places “
Bushwick Daily
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Allie Illiana Herrera
November 22, 2021
“it shows a person doing something private in public“
PetaPixel
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Phil Mistry
November 7, 2021
“It is interesting to think about the book in connection to the time we are currently living in —a pandemic“
FLOAT
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Dama Stirling
October 17, 2021
“The images, which are a part of this year’s Photoville Festival, are appropriately tied to the schoolyard fence, exactly where some of the photos were taken decades ago.“
Bushwick Daily
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Jackson Schroeder
October 14, 2021
“Her work from the 1970s and 1980s draws a sharp contrast between the difficult social conditions on the streets of Brooklyn and the glamorous, excessive nightlife of the disco era.“
Friedrichshamer ZeitZeiger
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October 12, 2021
“Meisler has ‘only just begun revealing’ her huge photography archive. ‘Stay tuned’, she says/ ‘The best is yet to come!”.
Bushwick Daily
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Jackson Schroeder
October 7, 2021
“When American photographer Meryl Meisler arrived in Bushwick, Brooklyn, for a job interview at I.S. 2.91 Roland Hayes in December 1981, she was shocked at the start of the neighborhood”.
Huck
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Miss Rosen
October 6, 2021
“Bushwick has always had a powerful sense of spirit”
Bushwick Daily
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Miranda Levingston
September 18, 2021
“Love letters to New York — it’s messiness, its wildness, its paradoxes”
Sighs & Whispers Podcast
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Laura McLaws Helms
September 9, 2021
“amazing images capturing 70’s and 80’s New York in all its pomp“
itchy silk
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September 4, 2021
“There is a vibrance, a joy, and a love for photography”.
B&H Photography Podcast
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September 2, 2021
“ravenously captured fast-paced cultural transitions “
Unafraid
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Petra Mason
August 10, 2021
“full of longing and desire, humor and wit … magical queer perspective“
LensScratch
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Amrita Stützle
August 4, 2021
“Not all of it was terrible, Meisler also captured the beauty“
Speak to Dave
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Venus Tong
July 25, 2021
“she knows exactly how to tell a story“
blind
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Abigail Glasgow
July 15, 2021
“chronicles the hedonistic nightlife scene of the late 1970s“
The Pictorial List
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June 28, 2021
“Her work looks back at the students of IS 291, as well as the streets “
Buzzfeed.News
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Pia Peterson
June 27, 2021
“In the late seventies, public school teacher and photographer Meryl Meisler moved to New York City where she attended her first Gay Pride March. Though she took copious photos, for some reason, the young lesbian developed the film but did nothing with the pictures. Until now.“
My OBT
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Donna
June 22, 2021
“una mirada sobre de los años setenta en Nueva York”
LIBROS, nocturnidad y alevosía
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Malcom Larder
June 15, 2021
“Takes you on a journey through gritty New York City”
aCurator
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Julie Grahame
June 4, 2021
“Ecstasy, pandemonium and redemption unfolded with cinematic flair”
i-D
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Miss Rosen
June 3, 2021
“Her effervescent images are personal memoir”
Dodho
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June 1, 2021
“Meisler brought her camera with her wherever she went“
AiPAD – Exposure
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June 1, 2021
“Ups and downs in a touching photographic experience”
WÜL Magazine
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Natasia Khmelnitski
June 1, 2021
“Images of Bushwick that shine brightest and most startlingly”
Bushwick Daily
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Andrew Karpan
May 28, 2021
“love letters filled with compassion and humor mixed with angst“
Street Photography Magazine Podcast Season 5
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Bob Patterson
May 28, 2021
“There were a lot of paparazzi at the clubs but I was not one so people were more open to me.“
Another (UK)
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Miss Rosen
May 27, 2021
“an intimate journey to the pandemonium and paradise of New York City in the 1970s to early 1990s“
ADVOCATE
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Christopher Harrity
May 25, 2021
“Meryl Meisler has definitely emerged as a tour de force in contemporary street photography. She persisted and remained true to her vision for decades“
Street Photography Magazine Podcast Season 5
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Michael Ernest Sweet
May 21, 2021
“Moving effortlessly between scenes, Meryl Meisler carried a camera wherever she went, creating a kaleidoscopic portrait of New York at its most libertine.“
blind
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Miss Rosen
May 1, 2021
“ She depicts our own shared humanity, our humour and our joy.“
Körper Magazine
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April 28, 2021
“photos that she took of her students and colleagues during those years—the Menudo fans, the puppy love, the cafeteria jousting, the sneaker style, and a bit of teacher trash-talking“
The New Yorker
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April 28, 2021
“CETA gave me the on-the-job experience and confidence to become a NYC Public School Art teacher, my profession of 31 years“
aCurator
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April 1, 2021
“Most photographers went for celebrities, trying to merge with the glittering scene, but Meisler hung back and showed things through a wider lens.“
Fluid Culture Issue 4
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Chelsea Loving
January 1, 2021