Tuesday, April 26 from 6pm
Jordan Weitzman and Francis Schichtel will be at Micamera to present Magic Hour Press’ latest publications: The Ice Palace is Gone by Ian Lewandowski and Peter Hujar’s Day by Linda Rosenkrantz.
Magic Hour Press is the publishing initiative of Montreal / New York based photographer Jordan Weitzman. The press is an extension of the podcast Weitzman hosts and produces of the same name, which for the past few years has focused on producing in-depth interviews with established and emerging figures in the worlds of photography. Past guests have included Moyra Davey, Jason Fulford, Terri Weifenbach and Carmen Winant.
Jordan Weitzman and Francis Schichtel (The Peter Hujar Archive), who edited and designed Peter Hujar’s Day, will be present for the book launches.
The book The Ice Palace is Gone was inspired by an Instagram account that shares photographs of an iconic Fire Island gay club that was destroyed by arson.
‘Many of the thoughts that arose in me,’ says Ian Lwandowski, ‘had to do with security, with the idea that there are spaces that are able to make you feel empowered but, at the same time, are also very vulnerable to violence and destruction’.
It was these kinds of reflections that prompted Lewandowski to start, in 2018, photographing friends and acquaintances in the places where they felt safe – bedrooms, studies, partners’ homes, dining rooms – in clothes that they thought would enhance and emancipate them.
The Ice Palace is Gone (Magic Hour Press, 2021)
Softcover, 24 x 29 cm
92 pages, color photographs
€ 42 – purchase your copy here
On December 18, 1974, Linda Rosenkrantz asked her friend Peter Hujar to write down everything he did one day.
Hujar met Rosenkrantz at her apartment on 94th street the following day where she asked him about it in detail. She tape-recorded their conversation and this book is a full transcript of that exchange
What begins as a trivial recollection of an unremarkable day unfolds not only as a fleeting resurrection of Peter’s social network, but a poignant, unflinching expression of the way he saw the world, through the lens and out of it.
Peter Hujar’s Day (Magic Hour Press, 2021)
Softcover, 13,5 x 20,5 cm
47 pages, black and white photographs
€ 15 – purchase your copy here