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.
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.