Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Every Ocean Hughes (formerly Emily Roysdon) & Alvin Baltrop (photography), West Street, Printed Matter, New York, 2010, ed. 400

Hughes who moved to New York City in 1999 became fascinated with the crumbling remnants of the piers along the city's waterfront. This series of photographs by Baltrop accompanied with some texts by Hughes document the Christopher Street Pier on the Hudson River waterfront and specifically Pier 45 opposite West 10 Street. For Hughes these remaining piers were "unmarked memorials, found monuments, to the lives that needed that unregulated place. To those who died living queerly. Those who died from neglect, AIDS, violence and politics. And to those seeking life crossing West Street."

12 double-sided pages, individually 6" x 8" and when unfolded 8ft.

reverse side

back cover

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