Alvin Baltrop: remembering New York’s forgotten queer photographer

The Bronx-born photographer captured gay culture on the outskirts in 70s Manhattan and his work is finally receiving the attention it deserves

Bronx-born photographer Alvin Baltrop spent days on end documenting gay life at the piers lining Manhattan’s west side. At times, he did so while living in a van. Now, his intimate imagery, mostly unseen, is finally receiving the attention it deserves in a new exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York.

In The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop, which opened last week, over 200 photos from his overlooked archive shed light on the city’s gay culture of the 70s.

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