In the late 1970s, the New York Paper 'The Village Voice' sent photographer Bill Bernstein on an assignment to the New York nightclub Studio54. The occasion was an awards presentation dinner for President’s Carters mother, Lillian Carter, but as it drew to a close the regulars soon rolled in. Bernstein quickly bought ten rolls of film from another photographer and stayed for the night.
Disco: The Bill Bernstein Photographs takes the viewer on an access-all-areas tour of late-70s New York nightlife. Bernstein witnessed first hand the last days of the disco scene in New York, he photographed the regulars at Studio 54, Paradise Garage, Mudd Club, Hurrah and GG's Barnum Room. Headlines may have been dominated by images of Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol but Bernstein also captured the real faces of disco, the authentic, egalitarian crowd who lived and breathed the scene. Containing many previously unpublished photographs, this stunning coffee table edition celebrates the heart of the disco movement.
The book will be accompanied by a London exhibition, featuring photography from the book and a number of signed, limited edition artworks. The exhibition will open to the public from 3 December at the Serena Morton Gallery in London.