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Book of the Week: A Pick by Shane Lavalette

Disko by Andrew Miksys. Arok Books, 2013.
 
This week's Book of the Week comes from photographer, publisher and Light Work director Shane Lavalette who has selected Disko by Andrew Miksys.

"Photographer Andrew Miksys explores a unique nightclub culture in his new book DISKO, a culmination of ten years photographing Soviet-era village discos in Lithuania. As the youth of these towns move to cities or leave for Western Europe and America, these unique clubs are slowly fading. Many of the discos are barely attended, with just a few teenagers getting drunk late into the night, seeking something, or someone, to hold on to in a place with little opportunity. The greasy, colorful corners, bloodstains, and dark smoky slow dances are made beautiful through Miksys’ lens, yet together the photographs in DISKO reveal a feeling of hopelessness, and the palpable uncertainty in the eyes of a new generation." — Shane Lavalette




from Disko by Andrew Miksys

Shane Lavalette is a photographer, the Publisher/Editor of Lavalette, as well as the Director of Light Work. He lives and works in Upstate New York.
www.shanelavalette.com

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