Nevada Rose by Marc McAndrews

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Scattered in unassuming little desert towns, prostitution is thriving. Nevada Rose offers readers a peek into this legal yet largely secretive business. This five-year photography project features a diverse range of images of the working girls, and, behind the curtain of sex, the kitchens and cooks, laundry rooms and lounges, timers, managers, and pets.

Marc McAndrews’ work has been published in numerous magazines including Time, Stern, Fortune, and Inc.

Patty Kelly is a feminist anthropologist and the author of Lydia’s Open Door.

Bill Higgins is on staff at The Hollywood Reporter. For Nevada Rose, he interviewed American entrepreneur and legal bordello owner Dennis Hoff.


About Marc McAndrews

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Marc McAndrews grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania, and turned to photography as a means of keeping himself occupied during his family's yearly car trips to Montreal. Photography and long car rides would become themes in McAndrews' life. After receiving his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1998 and returning from time spent living and working in Europe, McAndrews bought a 1990 GMC Vandura conversion van on eBay for $510, put on new brakes, loaded it up with gear, and began traveling the country to photograph and document American culture. McAndrews' work has been seen in magazines such as Time, Stern, Inc., Exit, Fortune Small Business, and others. McAndrews was a recipient of the Magenta Arts Foundation's 2006 ?Flash Forward” award. ?Nevada Rose” was nominated for the 2009 NY Photo Awards and, along with his series ?JROTC,” was an official selection for the 2009 Lucie Awards. McAndrews has lectured at The New School, Sarah Lawrence, and New York's International Center for Photography. He lives in New York. Nevada Rose includes an essay by well-known feminist anthropologist Patty Kelly. Kelly has been researching and writing about the sex industry for more than a decade. Her book, Lydia's Open Door: Inside Mexico's Most Modern Brothel (University of California Press, 2008) received the American Ethnological Society's prestigious Sharon Stephens Award in 2009. Her writing has appeared in a variety of diverse places, including the Los Angeles Times, $pread Magazine: Illuminating the Sex Industry, The Catholic Worker, and American Anthropologist. Currently a research professor in George Washington University's Department of Anthropology, Kelly lives and writes in Philadelphia and New York City.
Published May 3, 2011 by Umbrage Editions. 144 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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