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Streetwalkers - Scot Sothern

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Item Number: 49407

In the 1980s photographer and writer Scot Sothern embedded himself in the dark inner-city hollows of Los Angeles and Tijuana, shooting and writing what he saw, fashioning a spotlight of sorts on the discarded people whose daily existence consisted of glass pipes and slaps across the face: women, and some men, who probably never had a chance in this world. This book is their story.

Streetwalkers is a bleak, real examination of street prostitution in contemporary America by an artist and writer whose own illicit compulsions and literary muscle inform every page. With new work and previously unpublished stories, this 30-year project is now final and should continue to cause strong reactions from all who see it.

Scot Sothern spent 40 years hustling work and drifting from job to job. His first exhibit, “LOWLIFE,” was held at the notorious Drkrm Gallery in Los Angeles in 2010. His first book, LOWLIFE, was published in the U.K. by Stanley Barker in 2011. Sothern has since had solo shows on both coasts of the U.S. as well as in Ottawa, Paris, Basel, and London. The British Journal of Photography called LOWLIFE, “The year’s most controversial photobook.” From 2013 to 2015, Scot wrote two twice-monthly columns with photographs, “Nocturnal Submissions” and “Sothern Exposure,” for Vice. Sothern has published more than 50 photoillustrated stories. In 2013, Curb Service: A Memoir was published by Soft Skull Press, and An American Lowlife, a digital photobook, was published by powerHouse Books. Sothern maintains a blog, www.scotsothern.com




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