East 100th Street by Bruce Davidson
Signed Deluxe Limited Edition, 91 of 100
Includes Signed and Numbered Silver Gelatin Print
This is a signed deluxe limited edition of the classic photobook “East 100th Street” published by St. Ann’s Press, Los Angeles in 2003 with a limitation of 100 this being number 91. Included with the book is an original gelatin silver print that is hand-numbered and signed in pencil on the verso by Bruce Davidson.The St. Ann's Press expanded re-issued edition contains 25 images added by Davidson that were not included in the original edition published by The Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970. From the publisher: "For two years in the 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. Through his skill, his extraordinary 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. Long out of print, this volume is a re-issue of the classic book of photographs originally published in 1970 and included in “The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century”. This reprint includes over 20 new images not included in the original edition." Vince Aletti wrote this about “East 100th Street” in “The Book of 101 Books”, "Davidson's strobe doesn't dispel the gloom or glamorize the ruin of the apartments, alleyways, storefronts, and rubble-strewn lots where people stopped to pose for him, but the rapport he established allows those people to surrender to the camera with their humanity intact."
Measuring approximately 12.25” x 11.25” and containing 149 tritone plates printed on heavy stock fine paper, the book is bound in bone colored cloth covered boards. The book has been boldly signed and numbered (91 of 100) by Bruce Davidson on the title page. The original silver gelatin print has an image size of 7.625” x 7.375” and a paper size of 10” x 8”. The print is hand numbered and signed in pencil on the verso by Bruce Davidson. The print is housed in a separate cloth portfolio in a beveled window overmat for presentation. Both the book and matted photograph are housed in a larger brown cloth slipcase that measures 12.625” x 11.625” x 1.75”.
The book, print, and slipcase are in MINT condition.
Photographs of the book, print, as well as several photographs contained in the book appear in the photo section of the listing.