A couple of photographers who’ve been featured in these pages (both of whom happen to have had shows at Bizarre Bar’s Black Box gallery in Bushwick) will be making appearances in the next weeks. Check em out.
Brooklyn’s On Fire: Bushwick Is Burning
Nov. 17 at Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn Heights; tickets $5
If you caught Steve Buschemi’s FDNY documentary, then you know all about the “War Years,” when arson ran rampant in New York City. On Monday, a photographer who lived through them, Bushwick documentarian Meryl Meisler, will be joined by a tenant lawyer, an FDNY fire marshal, a Community Board manager, and a displaced Bushwick resident to talk about what the Brooklyn Historical Society calls the neighborhood’s “1970s nadir.” The moderator will be Jonathan Mahler, a New York Times media reporter and author of Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning.
Jean-Christian Bourcart and Nan Goldin
Dec. 1, 7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, East Village; buy a copy of the book or a $15 gift card to attend
If you took our advice, you went to Bizarre bar in Bushwick last month to peep Jean-Christian Bourcart’s covert photos of an S&M club in Frankfurt and swingers clubs of New York and Paris. Now the French-born, Manhattan-based photographer will appear in conversation with the legendary Nan Goldin, a kindred spirit who penned the text to his new book, All About Love. Goldin’s latest book, Eden and After, also features plenty of nudity — though in a different way. It collects portraits of the children of the photographer’s friends.