Coney Island 1981

About Coney Island 1981

Medium: Archival pigment print on baryta paper

Edition 1/5. Edo Bertoglio tells about this photo: "We hardly ever left Manhattan because we didn’t want to miss any of the parties, any event, any phone calls for work. This time though, we went on a trip, to Coney Island. Nowadays if you see a group of people dressed up like this you wouldn’t bat an eyelid. But in the eighties, outside of our Soho and East Village neighbourhoods, this group was pretty conspicuous. And here you can see how behind us there’s a typical Puerto Rican gang… tough people, right? And we were so colourful, so camp, these guys followed us and they couldn’t figure out where we were from, whether we were famous actors or something.”

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