Photographed by Cruz Valdez

All the Girls Came Out to Celebrate Ethan James Green's First Monograph

Photographer Cruz Valdez captured the partygoers, from Dara Allen to Antwaun Sargent to Alek Wek. Photographed by Cruz Valdez.

by GARAGE Magazine
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Apr 8 2019, 5:09pm

Photographed by Cruz Valdez

These days, Ethan James Green shoots covers for Italian Vogue and Vanity Fair, but the roots of his practice remain entwined with a community of friends and collaborators that puts the "gag" in "gaggle". So it's no surprise that on Friday night everyone from artist Martine Gutierrez (who performed at the Times Square EDITION party) to photographer Micol Sabbadini to model, artist, and activist Richie Shazam showed up to celebrate Green's new black-and-white monograph, appropriately titled Young New York.

Hari Nef penned the Aperture publication's foreword, and New Yorker writer Michael Schulman contributed an essay to the collection of photographs. The body of work, taken primarily in Corlears Red Hook Park on the Lower East Side, captures a recently bygone moment in New York City life to which the rest of the photography world (and fashion world and art world) are still catching up. Photographer and Green subject Cruz Valdez was on hand to chronicle the party as it unfolded exclusively for GARAGE.

Dara Allen Ethan James Green Young New York
Dara, Ethan, and myself. Ethan took our portraits just weeks after we moved to New York, and has been a close friend and mentor ever since. We are so proud of him on this night! @dara._ @ethanjamesgreen @cruzcvaldez
Young New York Ethan James Green Martine Gutierrez
Martine in full swing during her captivating and witty performance. @martine.tv
Dara Allen Young New York Ethan James Green
Dara and cover star Miss Marcs aka @tuna.bird
Young New York Ethan James Green
Iconic EJG muse and New York icon @torraine
Dara Allen Young New York Ethan James Green
Dara and the legendary Alek Wek recreate the pose from their Helmut Lang campaign lensed by Ethan. @msalekwek
Young New york Ethan James Green
Myself and my handsome +1 @marcus.cuffie
Ethan James Green Young New York
Lady in red @killifishes
Young New York Ethan James Green
My favorite writer couple @diaz.devan @elmstreetpart4
Young New York Ethan James Green
The beautiful Sara Oliver Wight wearing Eckhaus Latta @saraoliverwight
Dara Allen Young New York Ethan James Green
"When we up in the club, all eyes on us" - Britney Spears
Young New York Ethan James Green
The brilliant author Eugenia Melián, whose first novel 'Wild Childs' Ethan photographed the cover of last year. @fashionsphinx @wildchildsnovel
Young New York Ethan James Green
Boy about town Matthew Domescek who happens to be the subject of the first portrait in Ethan's book. Matthew wears all Thom Browne. @domescek_
Dara Allen Young New York Ethan James Green
Massima borrows Dara's Alexander Mcqueen dress in the green room @massi.dee
Ethan James Green Young New York
Serving face + hands in the booth with @joaomo @bexroberts
Young New York Ethan James Green
Thanks for joining my night out. Shout out to the good sis @nadiakimbean for the gorgeous Alexander Mcqueen dress!
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