Black & White

Bruce Davidson
The plankton specimens in this work are beautifully photographed objects of marine plastic debris, recovered from the same location as naturalist John Vaughan Thompson’s plankton samples from 200 years ago. Long-exposure photographs record movements of recovered plastic objects floating in a black void, captured on expired film and with faulty cameras. Film grain is intentionally visible, alluding to microplastic particles being ingested. Each specimen has a new scientific name reflecting early Latin origins and containing the word ‘plastic’ hidden within its title.
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Black & White is the definitive collection of Bruce Davidson’s black and white photography, spanning a period of forty years. This collectable five-volume set 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.

Limited Edition of 2,000 sets. 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

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 295 x 290 mm

5 volumes

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ISBN 13 9783869304328
Publisher Steidl
Signed Copy No
Date Published 2012
Binding Hardcover
Binding Additional Five clothbound books, with tipped-in photos and foil embossing on front, housed in a hand made slipcase
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