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Veteran Photographer Bill Bernstein Captured New York's Disco Era in Stunning Images

The three-year project is on display now at the Museum of Sex in Manhattan.

Bill Bernstein happened by chance to visit Studio 54 when UNICEF hosted an event there for President Jimmy Carter’s mother, Lillian. The talented photographer had previously never set foot into the notorious nightclub, but decided to stick around after the event to check out the nightclub for himself. 

This night quickly launched a three-year project where Bernstein managed to capture the last moments of the disco era in New York City. His photos are currently on display at the Museum of Sex in Manhattan, and the collection is titled, "“Night Fever: New York Disco 1977-1979." 

Following the end of the 1970's, the looming Cold War Pre-AIDS disco days display a unique time in our history, an almost unrepeatable time in our history. 

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Check out the full article and more photos here, via New Yorker

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