Amos Badertscher: Sandy/Steve Studio Portrait Documentary Hustler Photograph


Sympathetic and revealing portrait by lensman Amos Badertscher of Sandy, a Baltimore prostitute who lived simply, on the edge, served time and died of AIDS in 1993. The hand-written text by Badertscher says of the sitter: Sandy the mild prostitute--at eighteen. Her haunt was Eastern Avenue supplying service all her life to men who needed people like Sandy. Initially, a sexually abused child from Armistead Gardens in Baltimore City, uneducated, her only indulgences were a few beers, fun with her friends and later on in life, a little witchcraft. For this she earned a few years in prison for prostitution. Her last years were lived with drag queen Mary on Monument St and she died in Sept of 1993 of AIDS at age 32. Her real name: Steve Helmick. Size/Condition: 8"x 10". DW, matte fiber, silver gelatin print. Initialled, dated LR. Purchase price includes domestic, insured Priority Mail shipping, First Class for international buyers.