Condition: Very Good. Some shelf wear and slightly bumped corners
A series of portraits of young male prostitutes who worked on the streets of the West Village in New York and Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, taken between 1993 and 1998. Fowler explores queerness and social “otherness,” her untitled, intimate images lay bare the ambiguities of identity, class, sexuality and gender—all of which combine to lend the figure of the hustler a semi-dangerous allure, and the ambiguous attractions of the social outlaw. The subjects remain anonymous, and the viewer is left to wonder about their lives and personal stories. Hustlers offers up a unique take on photography’s enduring fascination with sex workers, stripping away at the lurid glamour and leaving us with a surprisingly intense portal back to those hustling streets.