Brooklyn Gang by Bruce Davidson. First edition (1998). First impression. Large format hardback in fine condition. No other markings. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Brooklyn Gang
During the summer of 1959, Bruce Davidson followed a loosely knit “gang” of teenagers around Brooklyn, New York. His camera captured these children of the James Dean generation in private and public moments, at the drugstore soda fountain, tattoo parlor, Coney Island, and late night basement dance parties. The beautiful adolescents who occupy the pages of this book exude a cool sensuality which came by way of the young Brando and Dean and traveled from America around the world. Davidson has created an exquisite photographic elegy for a time when, in retrospect, we all seemed young.
Bruce Davidson (born September 5, 1933) is an American photographer. His photographs, notably those taken in Harlem, New York City, have been widely exhibited and published, also he is known for photographing communities usually hostile to outsiders.
Davidson began taking photographs when he was 10 years old and this passion has stayed with him throughout his life. When he was drafted into the army he was station in Paris where he met Henri Cartier-Bresson; one of the founding members of Magnum.
Bruce Davidson became a member of Magnum Photos in 1958. In the three years after joining Magnum, he made some of his most famous bodies of work including: “The Dwarf”, “Brooklyn Gang,” and “Freedom Rides.” Furthermore, he has received many awards and fellowships. For instance, a Guggenheim fellowship (1963), National Endowment for the Arts (1967) and Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship (1998).
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