Subway. Photographs and text by Bruce Davidson. Afterword by Henry Geldzahler. Edited and produced by Floyd A. Yearout. Aperture, New York, 1986. First Edition. Oblong Quarto. Unpaged, 60 color plates. Presentation copy inscribed "To Van Deren Coke -- for your inspiration. Bruce Davidson, 1986."
Using color film and a flash, Davidson ventured into the depths of New York's subway system to explore its hardcore reality. After several times narrowly escaping harm, he emerged from these depths with a gritty set of pictures that reflects a wide range of tense, emotional experiences. His text speaks of both his fear and his love for the vibrant ethnic mix that is the soul of the city.
"To prepare myself for the subway, I started a crash weight-loss diet and a military fitness excercise program, and I jogged in the park early every morning. I knew I would need to train like an athlete to be physically able to carry my heavy camera equipment around in the subway for hours every day."
A beautiful copy, crisp and tight. Black glossy dustjacket somewhat rubbed, otherwise Fine; book itself is in Very Fine condition.