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Bruce Davidson - East 100th Street, Harvard University Press, 1970, Cambridge




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Pages: 127
Place: Cambridge
Year: 1970
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Size: 28 x 30 cm (approx.)

Softcover.

For two years in the late 1960s, Bruce Davidson photographed one block in East Harlem. He went back day after day, standing on sidewalks, knocking on doors, asking permission to photograph a face, a child, a room, a family. They are Americans; they are Christians; they are black or hispanic or white; they are proud; they dress up nicely on Sundays to go to church; they love their children; they love each other; they drink; they go to the park and have barbeques on Sunday, and have the same pictures on their walls as do "us, other Americans". They are just like us, except they are poor and their skin maybe a different color. While this might not seem radical today, in 1968, this was extraordinary. Through his skill, his vision, and his deep respect for his subjects, Davidson's portrait of the people of East 100th Street is a powerful statement of the dignity and humanity that is in all people. (from the reprint Magnum Photos)

Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume II" by Parr/Badger
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