New York 1989-93 by Antoine d’Agata
This book is the first of a series of 12
French photographer Antoine d’Agata departed his homeland in 1983 to begin a series of travels.
He has since gained notoriety with a body of work that deals with addiction, sex, personal obsessions, darkness, prostitution, and other topics widely considered taboo.
D’Agata studied photography at the International Center of Photography of New York City in 1990, under the tutelage of Larry Clark and Nan Goldin. This publication offers a personal visual reflection of that time. Designed as a 48-page leporello with an insert containing 20 pages of text, including a letter written in 1991, it includes self-portraits, scratched out journal snippets, and grainy photographs of drug use.