- New, limited edition of 2000 sets
Five clothbound volumes, One signed by Davidson,with tipped-in photos and foil embossing on front, housed in a hand made slipcase, 29.5 x 29 cm
- Published by Steidl, 2012
Black & White is the definitive collection of Bruce Davidson's black and white photography, spanning a period of forty years. This collectable limited edition five-volume set signed by the artist comprises reprints of classic books of Davidson's poignant and purposeful imagery, some of them newly edited and expanded.
The seminal bodies of work are Circus (1958), an intimate portrait of a dwarf clown; Brooklyn Gang (1959), depicting a group of troubled youths; Time of Change (1961-1965), a civil rights documentation in America; East 100th Street (1966-1968), showing life on one block in Spanish Harlem; and Central Park (1992-1995), exploring layers of life in New York's famous urban oasis.
Black & White is a tribute to Davidson's unique photographic achievement, and a powerful document of social change. A certificate, hand signed and numbered by the artist is included in volume 1. Volume 1 / Circus: 104 pages, 82 tritone plates Volume 2 / Brooklyn Gang: 120 pages, 95 tritone plates Volume 3 / Time of Change: 168 pages, 144 tritone plates Volume 4 / East 100th Street: 168 pages, 149 tritone plates Volume 5 / Central Park: 144 pages, 91 tritone plates Texts by Bruce Davidson, Emily Haas Davidson, Mildred Feliciano, Sam Holmes, John Lewis, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers and Deborah Willis Book design by Gerhard Steidl, Duncan Whyte, Bruce Davidson