Photographer Danny Fitzgerald (1921-2000) and his studio “Les Demi Dieux” photographed Brooklyn youths in the early 1960s, and was nearly forgotten until recent years.
Fitzgerald (1921-2000) was born in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn and shot street and male nude physique photography for a brief span from 1958 to 1968. He and his partner Richard Bennett produced and marketed their photographs under the pseudonym “Les Demi Dieux.” Read more.
Brooklyn Boys: Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux, the first comprehensive monograph of his work, was published by Bruno Gmünder Verlag of Berlin in October 2013. The book is written and edited by Robert Loncar and James Kempster. Learn more.
Since the first major exhibit of Fitzgerald’s photographs at the Steven Kasher Gallery in December 2013, his work has been featured in several other shows and exhibitions including AIPAD. See more.
All photographs in the new book and exhibition come from the collection of BigKugels Photographic, who rediscovered Fitzgerald’s work in the early 2000s. The works in the book and on this site are copyright protected. Reproduction is prohibited and all rights are reserved. Find out more.