Time of Change. Photographs by Bruce Davidson. Foreword by Congressman John Lewis. Introduction by Deborah Willis. St. Ann's Press, Los Angeles, 2002. 172 pp. Large, square quarto. First edition. SIGNED on half-title page. Clothbound with tipped on cover image. Original acetate dust jacket. 140 tritone reproductions.
"There are two reasons to buy Time of Change: First, it's flat-out the best photography book about the civil-rights movement; second, it unfolds like a great political drama, beginning in New York in 1961 and ending in the South during the mid-'60s marches. The ability to enter so sympathetically into what seems superficially an alien environment remains Bruce Davidson's sustained triumph; in his investigations he becomes the friendly recorder of tenderness and tragedy."--the publisher.
"In In May 1961, two buses filled with Freedom Riders—civil rights workers protesting segregation in interstate travel—launched a trip from Washington, D.C., to Birmingham, Alabama. After the first bus was firebombed outside Anniston, Alabama, the second bus of Freedom Riders made it to Birmingham, where it was attacked by an angry mob. When another Freedom Ride was attempted a few weeks later, photographer Bruce Davidson set out to cover the story. He met the Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Alabama, where they boarded a Trailways bus bound for Jackson, Mississippi. Along the way, Davidson photo-graphed the activists as they sang songs and watched nervously as seething crowds and cordons of federal marshals formed outside the bus windows. Upon arrival at the Jackson bus station, all of the Freedom Riders were arrested by Mississippi police. "--Kristen Lubben, ICP. READ MORE
Rubbing to acetate (typical); lower corners just slightly 'pushed'; otherwsie Fine.