Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York, 1989–92

Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York, 1989–92

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Voguing came out of the extraordinary house ballroom scene that emerged in Harlem, New York in the 1980s where men competed against one another for their dancing skills, the realness of their drag and their ability to walk on a catwalk runway like a model. Photographer Chantal Regnault lived in New York between 1989–92, photographing the scene at its height—the dancers Willi Ninja, Jose and Luis Xtravaganza (who all worked with Madonna)—as well as the legendary ‘mothers’ of the gay and transgender world—Avis Pendavis, Peppa LaBeija, Carmen Xtravaganza, Dorian Corey, Paris Dupree and more. A visual riot of fashion, polysexuality and subversive style, Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York is also an extraordinary document on sexuality and race. The wild years of voguing are vividly captured in Regnault's hundreds of amazing, previously unpublished photographs. The book also features interviews with key figures from the movement, essays, flyers and ephemera.

Soul Jazz Books, 2011, 208 pages, 240 × 300mm, English, Softcover.

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