Sunil Gupta’s photos celebrate the gay scene in 1970s New York

A new photo book features the Indian-born photographer’s snapshots of life after moving to the city, focusing on Manhattan’s Christopher Street at the heart of its burgeoning gay community

Indian-born Sunil Gupta is many things beyond his work as a photographer, including a curator, writer, cultural activist and champion of gay rights. Now based in London, Gupta first moved to New York in 1976 to join his partner from college and go to business school in the city. At least, that was the original plan.

When Gupta arrived in New York he found himself in the midst of both a social and photographic revolution, with the gay community experiencing an unparalleled openness following the Stonewall riots of 1969, while a wealth of a new gallery openings took place in the city.

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