Apparitions of the Death & Co. is a black and white film noir photo series by Jackie Neale documenting the pre-prohibition cocktail resurgence in New York City, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia. These large, grainy, ethereal fiber print photographs capture the intense sincerity of the nuevo-cocktail movement in it’s beginning stages. Consisting of a small but affected set of sincere friends and comrades in a cut throat culinary industry, you will see bar tenders tending with seriousness to their craft and to their loyal customer base. The cocktail boom has made this movement universal, but Neale’s images captured the brief but unique period when bar tenders pushed for its place among the culinary elite.
During the opening, Neale will be signing copies of her current book #SubwaySeries, with a preview of prints that will be on display in her upcoming exhibit #SubwaySeries at the Print & Picture Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphiain March of 2016.
Opening reception: Wednesday October 14, 2015 6-9
On view: October 12 – 26, 2015
434 Humboldt St (Humboldt and Jackson), Brooklyn, NY 11211