England / Scotland 1960 by Bruce Davidson. First edition. First impression in fine condition. Flat signed by Bruce Davidson to title page. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About England / Scotland 1960
So, in 1960, after spending an intense year photographing a notorious Brooklyn street gang called “The Jokers”, Bruce Davidson decided that he needed to get away from violence connected to that work. He took on a commission to photograph Marilyn Monroe during the making of John Houston’s film The Misfits in the Nevada desert. After that, he traveled to London on a commission for The Queen magazine. Edited by Jocelyn Stevens. The Queen was a magazine devoted to British lifestyle and Davidson was charged to spend a couple of months touring Britain to build a photographic portrait of the two countries.
England/Scotland 1960 offers a visionary insight into the very heart of English and Scottish cultures. Therefore portraying a postwar era in which the revolutions of the 1960s had hardly yet filtered into the mainstream. Davidson’s photographs reveal countries driven by difference. The extremes of city and country life, of the landed gentry and the common people. For instance he lucidly portrays the mood of these times in personal and provocative imagery that is as fresh today as it was in that time. Published in this book for the first time in its entirety. This is one of the undiscovered gems of late 20th-century documentary photography.
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