​​​​​​​​​"BERNSTEIN'S PHOTOS FROM STUDIO 54 AND OTHER BELOVED NIGHT CLUBS ARE A PAEAN TO JUDGEMENT-FREE SPACES IN TIMES OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UPHEAVAL"

THE NEW YORKER


"IN THE LATE 70'S, THE VILLAGE VOICE SENT A YOUNG ​BILL BERNSTEIN TO SHOOT...AT STUDIO 54, AND HE LEFT WITH THE FIRST OF HIS IMAGES, NOW MYTHIC, OF DISCO AT ITS PEAK"

THE NEW YORK TIMES

"SOME REVOLUTIONARIES TAKE TO THE STREETS;

OTHERS CHANGE THE WORLD FROM A DANCEFLOOR.

IN THE LATE SEVENTIES, THANKS TO AN ASSIGNMENT FROM THE VILLAGE VOICE, PHOTOGRAPHER BILL BERNSTEIN BEGAN DOCUMENTING THE ROILING SPLENDOR OF NEW YORK'S NOW-LEGENDARY DISCOTHEQUES. STUDIO 54, ELECTRIC CIRCUS, CRISCO DISCO, AND HURRAH WEREN'T JUST SITES OF REVELRY AND EXCESS, THEY WERE SPACES OF LIBERATION, IMAGINATION,  AND PRIDE, ALL PROPELLED BY

A FOUR-ON-THE-FLOOR BEAT"

THE VILLAGE VOICE


"BILL BERNSTEIN'S INCREDIBLE PHOTOS OF THE NEW YORK DISCO SCENE WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO TIME TRAVEL TO THE SEVENTIES"
EVENING STANDARD


"BILL BERNSTEIN’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF DISCO’S GLORY YEARS CAPTURE THE ENERGY AND GLAMOUR OF

NEW YORK’S 1970S NIGHTSPOTS”
THE GUARDIAN

“38 YEARS ON, HIS PHOTOS PLUNGE US BACK INTO THE 
EPICENTRE OF THAT HEADY MUSICAL EPOCH”
THE INDEPENDENT
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"THE GLAMOUR OF THE 70'S HAS ONLY GROWN AS IT FADED INTO MEMORY AND PHOTOGRAPHER BILL BERNSTEIN WAS THERE TO CAPTURE IT ALL"
I-D

 
"BERNSTEIN “CAPTURED THE DANCERS, THE POSERS AND THE WATCHERS AT STUDIO 54, THE PARADISE GARAGE, 
MUDD CLUB, HURRAH AND GG’S BARNUM ROOM AND THE PHOTOGRAPHS ILLUSTRATE A VIBRANT MICROCOSM OF SOCIAL CHANGE”
BBC/ARTS


"BERNSTEIN CAPTURED THE REAL FACES OF DISCO"
HARPERS BAZAAR

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“WHILE THERE HAVE BEEN SUBSEQUENT BOOKS FROM 
OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS, NONE HAVE CAPTURED NEW YORK DISCO IN ALL ITS GLORIOUS DIVERSITY QUITE
 LIKE BERNSTEIN”
JOCKS & NERDS


"THESE SHOTS CAPTURE THE VERY ESSENCE OF WHAT GOING OUT WAS, IS, AND SHOULD BE, ALL ABOUT. THEY SHOWED THE TRUE DEMOCRACY OF THE DANCE FLOOR WHERE ANYONE COULD BE A STAR, AS LONG AS THEY

HAD THE RIGHT ATTITUDE AND FLAIR"
NEXT MAGAZINE (JAMES HILLARD)