Subway – 1st

Bruce Davidson



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Original Title Subway - 1st
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Subway – 1st by Bruce Davidson. First edition (1986). First impression. Large format hardback in near fine condition. Markings to title page and other minor reading wear. General wear to dust jacket, now in removable portective sleeve. Please see pictures. Any questions please get in touch.

About Subway – 1st

Bruce Davidson’s groundbreaking Subway, was first published by Aperture in 1986. Certainly it has garnered critical acclaim both as a documentation of a unique moment in the cultural fabric of New York City. As a result of its phenomenal use of extremes of color and shadow set against flash-lit skin. In Davidson’s own words, “the people in the subway, their flesh juxtaposed against the graffiti, the strobe light itself, and even the hollow darkness of the tunnels. Inspired an aesthetic that goes unnoticed by passengers who are trapped underground, hiding behind masks and closed off from each other. The images present the full gamut of New Yorkers.

Artist Bio

Bruce Landon Davidson is an American photographer. He has been a member of the Magnum Photos agency since 1958. His photographs, notably those taken in Harlem, New York City, have been widely exhibited and published. He is known for photographing communities usually hostile to outsiders.

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