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Subway by Bruce Davidson. Probable first printing. SIGNED BY DAVIDSON.

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SIGNED BY DAVIDSON. Subway by Bruce Davidson. Aperture. Probable first printing. No statement of printing. (1986) ISBN-10: 0893812315. Signed, "Bruce Davidson '91" on the half-title page. 11 3/4" x 10" Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Some edge wear, a little heavier to the top and bottom to the spine. Otherwise, no clips, unusual folds or missing pieces. !/8" tear to the bottom of the spine. With original price of 29.95. Now protected by a removable mylar dj cover. BOOK: Very slight wear to the bottom edge of the cover. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. Photos available on request. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. OVERSIZE IH27a

"Bruce Davidson's groundbreaking Subway, first published by Aperture in 1986, has garnered critical acclaim both as a documentation of a unique moment in the cultural fabric of New York City and for its phenomenal use of extremes of color and shadow set against flash-lit skin. In Davidson's own words, “the people in the subway, their flesh juxtaposed against the graffiti, the penetrating effect of the strobe light itself, and even the hollow darkness of the tunnels, inspired an aesthetic that goes unnoticed by passengers who are trapped underground, hiding behind masks and closed off from each other.” In this third edition of what is now a classic of photographic literature, a sequence of 118 (including 25 previously unpublished) images transport the viewer through a landscape at times menacing, and at other times lyrical and soulful. The images present the full gamut of New Yorkers, from weary straphangers and languorous ladies in summer dresses to stalking predators and homeless persons. Davidson's accompanying text tells the story behind the images, clarifying his method and dramatizing his obsession with the subway, its rhythms and its particular madness." -