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The Resource Reynaldo Rivera, edited by Hedi El Kholti and Lauren Mackler

Reynaldo Rivera, edited by Hedi El Kholti and Lauren Mackler

Label
Reynaldo Rivera
Title
Reynaldo Rivera
Statement of responsibility
edited by Hedi El Kholti and Lauren Mackler
Creator
Contributor
Author
Contributor
Editor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Photographs by Reynaldo Rivera that document a vanished LA of cheap rent, house parties, subversive fashion, and underground bands, and long-closed gay and transvestite bars. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Reynaldo Rivera took personal photos of the Los Angeles that he lived in and knew: a world of cheap rent, house parties, subversive fashion, underground bands, and a handful of Latino gay and transvestite bars: Mugi's, The Silverlake Lounge, and La Plaza. Most of these bars are long closed and many of the performers have died. But in Rivera's photographs, these men and women live on in a silvery landscape of makeshift old-style cinematic glamour, a fabulous flight from unacceptable reality. As a teenager, Rivera took refuge in used bookstores and thrift stores, where he discovered old photo books of Mexican film stars and the work of Lisette Model, Brassai, and Bresson. Inspired, he bought a camera and began photographing people at his hotel. In 1981 he moved to Echo Park and began taking photos for the LA Weekly. This book is an ensemble of almost 200 images selected by Hedi El Kholti and Lauren Mackler spanning more than two decades in Los Angeles and Mexico. The book also includes Luis Bauz's story, "Tatiana," about one of the subjects of these photographs; a critical essay on Rivera's work by Chris Kraus; and a novella-length conversation between Rivera and his friend and contemporary Vaginal Davis about their lives, work, fantasies, and collective histories
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rivera, Reynaldo
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • El Kholti, Hedi,
  • Mackler, Lauren
  • Kraus, Chris,
  • Bauz, Luis
  • Davis, Vaginal,
Series statement
Semiotexte native agents series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rivera, Reynaldo
  • Rivera, Reynaldo
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Entertainers
  • Gender expression
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Entertainers
  • Gender expression
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Themes, motives
  • California
Label
Reynaldo Rivera, edited by Hedi El Kholti and Lauren Mackler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Some provisional notes toward a disappeared city
  • Chris Kraus
  • Los Angeles
  • Reynaldo Rivera
  • Tatiana
  • Luis Bauz
  • "Chicas de hoy" a conversation between Reynaldo Rivera and Vaginal Davis
Control code
1119481041
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781635901122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1119481041
Label
Reynaldo Rivera, edited by Hedi El Kholti and Lauren Mackler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Some provisional notes toward a disappeared city
  • Chris Kraus
  • Los Angeles
  • Reynaldo Rivera
  • Tatiana
  • Luis Bauz
  • "Chicas de hoy" a conversation between Reynaldo Rivera and Vaginal Davis
Control code
1119481041
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781635901122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1119481041

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