BROOKLYN GANG: BRUCE DAVIDSON- 1st Edition *SIGNED* PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK

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BROOKLYN GANG: BRUCE DAVIDSON- 1st Edition *SIGNED* PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK
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Signed by Bruce Davidson
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Twin Palms Pub (November 1, 1998)
Language: English
Size: 0.8 x 10.2 x 11.2 inches
In 1959 Davidson read about the teenage gangs of New York City. Connecting with a social worker to make initial contact with a gang called the Jokers, Davidson became a daily observerAand photographerAof this alienated youth culture. The Fifties are often considered passive and pale by our standards of urban reality, but Davidson's photographs prove otherwise. In a recent New York Times article discussing this work, Davidson admitted he feared the erratic and often violent rules and routines of the Jokers. It is tempting to consider what this book might have been like had more of the detail of Brooklyn's 1950s white gang culture, as revealed in that Times article, been used to reinforce this spare volume. But this book gets to the point quickly, on its own terms. Nearly 70 sheet-fed gravure plates

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