Zoo York – Cage without Bars (1980-1993)

Y Nagasaki


Edition : First / Tokyo / Tsunetomo / 1993 / Softcover. / VG+ / VG+
4to. 122pp. Printed wraps in Dustwrap. Numerous Black & White photographs. Text in English and Japanese.


Despite the rather sensationalist title, this is one of the better books on NY underground/club/drag culture. Parades, gay and trans demonstrations, aids demonstrations, drag balls, lots of sex, men on the piers and then the plain destitute etc. It is pegged as a ‘look at the freaks’ type book, but the actual shots are a really good look at late 80s/early 90s NY, which has not been documented so much.

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