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Life & CultureFeatureRemembering the Club Kids, the Last Subculture of the Analogue AgeA new book, Waltpaper’s New York: Club Kids, charts the history of the underground subculture – here, Cassidy shares his memories of the radical sceneMiss Rosen
Life & CultureIllicit HistoriesJames Bidgood, the Man Who Pioneered a Dreamy Vision of HomoeroticismIn the first of a new series, Miss Rosen speaks to 86-year-old artist James Bidgood, whose fantastical work is on show now at New York’s Museum of SexMiss Rosen
Life & CultureFeatureMale Erotica from a Time When It Was IllegalFocusing on the decades before Stonewall, Sex Crimes is a new exhibition that brings together work by artists who produced homosexual art and literature under the threat of arrest Miss Rosen
El Malecón Havana Cuba Henry Horenstein ElliottHalls photos
Life & CulturePhoto StoryOne Photographer’s Poignant Portrait of CubaCurrently on display at Elliott Halls Gallery in Amsterdam, Henry Horenstein’s photographs capture Havana’s El Malecón at the turn of the millenniumMiss Rosen
Robert Mapplethorpe Implicit Tensions Guggenheim 2019
Life & CultureFeatureReframing the Complex Legacy of Robert MapplethorpeImplicit Tensions, open now at New York’s Guggenheim, sees Robert Mapplethorpe’s work sit alongside contemporary photography by a diverse group of LGBTQ artistsMiss Rosen
Rick Castro Glory Hole Tom Finland fetish photography
Life & CultureFeatureInside Fetish Photographer Rick Castro’s New Exhibition, Glory HoleThe ‘King of Fetish’ shares the story behind the photographs featured in his new exhibition on the Tom of Finland StoreMiss Rosen
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Life & CulturePhoto StoryThe Queens of Scampia: Photographs of Naples’ Trans CommunityJess Kohl’s photo story shines a light on the ‘Femminielli’ of Campania, ItalyMiss Rosen
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Life & CultureFeatureTom Bianchi’s Beautiful Polaroids of New York’s Newly Liberated Gay MenTom Bianchi’s new book 63 E. 9th Street. NYC Polaroids 1975–1983 offers an intimate window into the life of gay men in 1970s New YorkMiss Rosen
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Life & CulturePhoto StoryPhotographs of Skinheads, Taken by a Skinhead“We had to rebel”: Gavin Watson’s images of his peers in 1970s and 80s Britain offer an insider’s look at skinhead cultureMiss Rosen
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Life & CulturePhoto StoryA Portrait of Los Angeles in the Early 80s Janette Beckman’s photographs, which have just gone on display, capture a unique moment in LA’s subcultural historyMiss Rosen
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Life & CultureFeatureThe Story of Rick Castro, the Photographer and ‘King of Fetish’We speak with the fetish photographer, whose work is being celebrated at a new exhibition at the Tom of Finland Foundation, opening this weekendMiss Rosen
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Life & CultureFeatureOne Photographer’s Documentation of Gay Culture in the 1980sPain, pleasure, parties and protests: photographer Vincent Cianni’s images capture 1980s LGBTQ life with intimacy, understanding, and empathyMiss Rosen
The Heights Photography Matthew Porter
Life & CulturePhoto StoryCapturing 1970s Muscle Cars in Mid-Air at SunsetPhotographer Matthew Porter previews his new book The Heights Miss Rosen
Bull Riders South Australia Carrieton cowboys Lee Whittaker
Life & CulturePhoto StoryPhotographing the Real Cowboys of South AustraliaIn a new photo essay, published exclusively on, photographer Lee Whittaker captures the brave bull riders of Carrieton, South AustraliaMiss Rosen
Merry Alpern Dirty Windows stripper erotic photography
Life & CultureFeaturePeep Show: Surreptitious Photos of an Illegal Sex ClubIn 1993, documentary photographer Merry Alpern stumbled across a room offering view into the bathroom window of an illegal sex club – a discovery that led to her series Dirty Windows, now on display in ParisMiss Rosen
Life & CulturePhoto StoryCaptivating Portraits of People Living Off the GridMichael Joseph’s photographs capture a community of Travellers who roam the United States by hopping freight trains and hitchhikingMiss Rosen
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Life & CultureLongreadThe Photographer Who Documented His Sex Work and Hookups Through PolaroidsBenjamin Fredrickson speaks to Another Man about chronicling his sexual awakening and seroconversion through means of his Polaroid cameraMiss Rosen
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Life & CultureLongreadRemembering Robert Mapplethorpe Through Stories From Those Who Knew HimAs a new exhibition of his work opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, four people recount their memories of 20th-century art’s most subversive image-makerMiss Rosen
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Life & CulturePhoto StoryBeautiful Photos of a Pre-Fame David BowieOn what would have been Bowie’s 72nd birthday, photographer Gerald Fearnley recalls shooting the then-unknown musicianMiss Rosen
S&M erotic photography vintage 1970s Kane book 2018
Life & CulturePhoto StoryA Mysterious Series of Amateur S&M Photographs from the 1970s‘Floral dresses, rope play, in a setting that looks like an air raid shelter’ – Launching December 13, Kane features a mysterious and erotically-charged series by an anonymous photographerMiss Rosen
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Life & CulturePhoto StoryOne Photographer’s Sensuous and Playful Take on the All-American GuyKim Jones collaborator Luke Smalley’s series ‘Exercise at Home’ is twist on the traditional American maleMiss Rosen
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Life & CulturePhoto StoryThe Story Behind One of the Most Celebrated Images in American HistoryPhotographer Art Kane recounts the story behind ‘A Great Day in Harlem’, a legendary group portrait of Harlem’s jazz sceneMiss Rosen
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Life & CultureFeatureThe Sensuous Female Nudes of David LynchThe filmmaker’s photographs of naked women are part of a new exhibition opening at the Helmut Newton FoundationMiss Rosen
Life & CultureFeatureExploring Homoeroticism in Japanese Art and CultureA new book attempts to shine a light on homosexuality and queerness in JapanMiss Rosen