lunes, 17 de noviembre de 2008
""People take pictures of each other, just to prove that they really existed," goes the hook from an old Kinks song. The truth that underlies this adage informs much of the recent vogue for found and anonymous photographs, but never has it been demonstrated more vividly than in Casa Susanna. This book presents a remarkable New York City fleamarket find-hundreds of snapshots of drag-queens, decked out as average middle-class suburban women like something out of Leave it to Beaver, gathered at a nondescript-looking small townhouse in upstate New York. Susanna, a professional female impersonator, and her friends, reveal that in the days before Stonewall, what we think of as the 'closet' might have looked like a picture of manicured suburbia, not much different from the Eisenhower-era American Dream." ERIC MILES extraído de la web www.photoeye.com
Edited by Michel Hurst and Robert Swope.
PowerHouse Books, New York, 2004. 156 pp., 120 four-color illustrations, 8x10