In the 1980s, at the dusk of the Golden Age of Porn, New York City photographer Barbara Nitke began a journey that would be as unpredictable as it would be revealing decades later. Nitkes new photo memoir American Ecstasy (Pierrot, 2012) is a challenging, profound and daring accomplishment. In a series of explicit photos, essays and interviews, she brings depth and artistic perspective to what some still feel is a repugnant industry.
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