Arlene GottfriedISBN: 1576871665;
Book DescriptionDuring the summer of 1984, photographer Arlene Gottfried met Midnight, the man who was to become both a close confidant and the subject of her photography documenting the next two decades of his life. At first, Midnight was a handsome and charming companion who danced and performed at nightclubs. But as time passed, he began to behave in an increasingly bizarre fashion, including being rescued by police at the top of the Williamsburg Bridge and a stint at Bellevue Hospital. Soon after being diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, what followed were years of auditory hallucinations, self-mutilation, and other extreme behavior. Despite the endless cycles of hospitalization, jail, counseling, medication, and sudden disappearances, Gottfriedstood by Midnight, who ended up for a time in a men's shelter. A visual journal of simple yet gripping portraits revealing the ravages - and redemption - of time, Midnight is shockingly intimate and profoundly touching. Gottfried...
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