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Inscribed and signed by William Eggleston. An excellent copy.
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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 platesAimages of tough people, tough lives, tough lovers, all trying to be coolAare followed by just two pages of recollections by the photographer and a lengthier interview with Benjie, a surviving gang member, now a drug counselor. Recommended.ADavid Bryant, New Canaan P.L., CT
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Book Description Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, NM, 1998. Cloth. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Unused pristine first edition (limited to 4000 copies) bound in black lcoth with yellow titles. Dust jacket is unclipped, protected in removable mylar, and also pristine. In 1959 Davidson photographed a group of Brooklyn teenagers calling themselves "The Jokers." His B&W photos from that visit comprise the full page B&W plates in this book, some of which accompanied an "Esquire" magazine article at the time. Davidson offers commentary about the dysfunctional neighborhood as does a 1998 interview by Emily Haas with Bengie, a local. 99 pages. The postal charges quoted are for an average-sized book. Due to size and weight of this item, additional postage may be required. Seller Inventory # 2080140255
Book Description Twin Palms Pub, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110944092500
Book Description Twin Palms Pub, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0944092500