DISCO: The Bill Bernstein Photographs

Disco takes the viewer on an access-all-areas tour of late-70s New York nightlife. “Who were these people of the night... ? It was the Posers. The Watchers. The Posers watching other Posers watching the Watchers, watching the Dancers, watching themselves.” Bernstein’s eye was drawn to the characters that lived for the night, rather than the celebrities, the unknown men and women who were transformed by the nightclub haze, and this is one reason his photographs from this time feel so authentic and immersive. All the photographs featured were shot by Bernstein from 1978-80.