The Disco Files 1973-78: New York's Underground, Week by Week
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About the Author
Jed Fielding is an award-winning photographer who studied with Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan at the Rhode Island School of Design, then earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has photographed extensively in Peru, Greece, Egypt, Spain, the United States, and Italy and has been photographing in Mexico for more than thirty years. Fielding's photographs have been widely exhibited and are represented in numerous private and public collections. His first book, City of Secrets: Photographs of Naples by Jed Fielding, was published in 1997. Britt Salvesen is director and chief curator of the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson. Vince Aletti reviews photography exhibitions for the New Yorker's "Goings on About Town" section and is currently an adjunct curator at the International Center of Photography, New York.
Vince Aletti is disco's greatest chronicler, the first writer to cover the emerging scene.--Paris Review
[Aletti's] firsthand account of New York's halcyon days of disco is totally groovy.--Nell Beram "L'Officiel "
A first-rate disco first-responder, he has catholic tastes, boundless curiosity, and a genial voice.--Melissa Anderson "Bookforum "
Aletti's book offers a different version of the disco experience, one that is premised not on mythically great nights out but on conversation and careful study of one's record collection.--Hua Hsu "New Yorker "