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The Copa Club, Port-au-Prince

1983, printed later
(American, b. 1942)
Image: 27.9 x 35.6 cm (11 x 14 in.)
Location: not on view
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The Copa Club in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was a brothel.

Description

When Danny Lyon arrived in Haiti in 1983, he began by photographing at the Copa Club, a brothel, and other clubs on the same road. “I sat and drank and left a Leica on the table like a calling card,” he wrote. “The women who work in the clubs are mostly Dominicans living there for months at a time who then fly home to their families in the Dominican Republic.” He photographed them during their moments of leisure, bathing or resting or chatting among themselves.
The Copa Club, Port-au-Prince

The Copa Club, Port-au-Prince

1983, printed later

Danny Lyon

(American, b. 1942)
America

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