Trebruk, 2002 | First edition, signed and numbered
Hardcover, 92 pages, 200 x 304 mm
A darkly captivating journey into Pandora’s Box, a high-class Manhattan S&M club that bills itself as the “Disneyland of Domination.” Interspersed with pages made of latex, rubber, colored gels, and other erotic materials, Susan Meiselas's photographs of the club's highly formalised rules and rituals, its role-playing "vacations from reality," reveal both the customers who frequent the club and the women who command them. Documenting hidden worlds by collaborating with those who inhabit them has been a central part of Meiselas’s practice from the very beginning. Here, sex, secrecy and power dynamics all come into play once more.