Brooklyn Gang, Summer 1959. Photographs by Bruce Davidson. Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, 1998. 96 pp. Large quarto. First edition. Clothound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 67 sheet-fed gravure reproductions.
"Alongside Ed van der Elsken's 1956 work Love On the Left Bank, an altogether more staged kind of social document, Brooklyn Gang stands as one of the first in-depth photographic records of rebellious postwar youth culture...Davidson's black-and-white images are cool and evocative, imbued with a sense of time and place that is palpable...Behind the cool facade, though, lay a world of trouble that began to engulf the Jokers as Davidson trailed them...."--From Sean O'Hagan's review, "Joker in the pack: Bruce Davidson's photographs of a Brooklyn gang," The Guardian, 21 June 2010.
See the Magnum in Motion presentation on Brooklyn Gang.
Lower edges show just a trace of wear; otherwise Fine in Fine+ jacket.