The Hungry Years by Jack Pierson
The Eighties were a decade defined by seduction and glamour. Jack Pierson captured all of the and so much more and has documented it in his new book, The Hungry Years.
Known as part of the Boston School of photographers, Pierson’s work has been held in the Met, Whitney and Guggenheim and he is known for his ability to capture the everyday life of an average American citizen, focusing especially on beauty and youth. All of the images in The Hungry Years have been taken over the 1980s and over the emergence of AIDS.
The work is inherently autobiographical; often using his friends as models and referencing traditional Americana motifs, his bright yet distanced imagery reveals the undercurrents of the uncanny.
Available from £29 at Damiani.