Text by Sunil Gupta
Spiral Bound, Foil Stamped, Silk Screened, 11.57 x 8.78 inch
100 pages, 50 images (duotone)
Published by Stanley/Barker
While studying at the New School, New York, under the legendary Lisette Model Sunil Gupta would spend his weekends cruising on Christopher Street with his camera. It was the heady days after Stonewall and before AIDS when Gupta and his peers were young and busy creating a gay public space that hadn’t been seen before.
“I came to photography in the early 1970s. What was initially just a hobby quickly found a purpose in the fledgling gay liberation movement, documenting gay rights marches as well as the burgeoning gay scene. In retrospect these pictures have become both nostalgic and iconic for a very important moment in my personal history.” - Sunil Gupta
Christopher Street, 1976 has been nominated for The Aperture Paris Photo book award, the Lucie Photo book Prize and Les Rencontres d'Arles book Award.