Saturday, December 12, 2015

New York Disco in 1979 – Stunning Photographs of the Last Days of Disco Captured by Bill Bernstein

Stunning photography by Bill Bernstein, containing many previously unpublished photographs.

Disco takes the viewer on an access-all-areas tour of late 70s New York nightlife. Bernstein's eye was drawn to the characters that lived for the night, rather than the celebrities, the unknown men and women who were transformed by the nightlife haze.

The pictures in his book "Disco: The Bill Bernstein Photographs" are a document of an incredibly exciting and creative time, not only in music, but in social, political and fashion history as well.

Below are some of his stunning photographs.

DJ Larry Levan, Paradise Garage, 1979

Studio 54, 1979

Xenon Dance Floor, 1979

L'Amour, 1979

GG's Barnum Room Disco Bats, 1979

Xenon, 1979

GG's Barnum Room, 1979

Rollerina, The Fun House, 1979

Le Clique, 1979

The Mudd Club, 1979

Xenon, 1979

Le Clique, 1979

GG's Barnum Room, 1979

Le Clique, 1979

Studio 54, 1979

GG's Barnum Room, 1979

Studio 54, 1979

Le Clique, 1979

Paradise Garage, 1979

The Funhouse, 1979

Le Clique, 1979

(Photos © Bill Bernstein / Reel Art Press)

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