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The Business of Pleasure
New York City Brothels in the 1980s

Photographs by Philip Fagan
Introduction by Anthony Friedkin


"This unique collection of stark, gritty and suprisingly touching black and white images reveals the everyday world of working girls in NYC in the 1980's. Rarely does Philip Fagan's camera intrude; it is merely a voyeur or even a welcome partner. These candid and straight forward portraits are reminescent of Diane Arbus’ pictures of people on the fringes of society crossed with Ernest J. Bellocq’s Storyville Photographs taken in the Red Light District of New Orleans in the 1900’s."

--Anthony Friedkin

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