East 100th Street. Photographs by Bruce Davidson. St. Ann's Press, Los Angeles, 2003. 166 pp. Squarish quarto. First edition thus. SIGNED on half-title page. Clothbound with debossed title and tipped in cover image. Original acetate jacket 145 tritone illustrations.
East 100th Street in Harlem was one of New York's most neglected and infamous neighborhoods at the time that a young Davidson began to regularly visit and photograph with his 4x5 camera. He was able to photograph the lives inside these tenament buildings with full trust, producing an intimacy in the work unmatched before that time and matched by few since. For this gorgeous reprint, Davidson added twenty-five images that were not included in the original edition published by Harvard University Press in 1970.