Studio 54
A book by Tod Papageorge

Images from Studio54 by Tod Papageorge
Images throughout: stanleybarker.co.uk

In his new book entitled simply, Studio 54, photographer Tod Papageorge, perhaps best known for his anti-war book American Sports, 1970: Or How We Spent the War in Vietnam, seems to capture something more than the glamour and debauchery of the club, he captured the fun!

In Papageorge’s own words, “The 66 photographs in this book were made between 1978-80 in Studio 54, a New York discothèque that, through those years, was the place to be and be seen, as the celebrities, partygoers, and those crazy for dancing who filled it every night were happy to prove. Unsurprisingly, given its reputation (which quickly flamed into notoriety during a short, 33-month existence), it was difficult to get into…Once inside, though, everyone there seemed thrilled by the fact, no matter how they’d managed it, an excitement fed by the throbbing music and brilliantly designed interiors, which, on a party night, could suggest anything from Caliban’s cave to a harem.”

Studio 54 Tod Papageorge

Images from Studio54 by Tod Papageorge

Images from Studio54 by Tod Papageorge

Having sold out within a few months last year the book is back and on its second edition, the Silver Edition, is available from Stanley/Barker.

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