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NYC: David LaChapelle Day

The Office of The Mayor, City of New York has declared Thursday September 08, 2022 "David LaChapelle Day."

The proclamation was was made by Ariel Palitz, Senior Executive Director - NYC Office of Nightlife at the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment, on behalf of mayor Eric Adams during the vernissage of LaChapelle exhibition 'make Believe' at Fotografiska New York.

The proclamation commemorates Davids career and contributions to the culture of New York:

photo: Kumi Tanimura

"David LaChapelle moved to New York as a teenager in the early 1980's and was hired by Andy Warhol for his first photographic assignment with Interview Magazine. LaChapelle was an active member of ACT UP — (committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis). During this time he made a vast body of work (Angels, Saints and Martyrs (1984), Your Needs Met (1988), MTA Arts For Transit: Grand Windows (1988), Somewhere Better (1989) and Life Never Dies (1989) in response to the devastating loss he experienced throughout the AIDS epidemic. In the decades since, David LaChapelle has expanded the genre of photography and immortalized New York's most significant figures through photographs that are internationally-recognizable."

photo: twitter: @arielpalitz


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