Sunday, October 30, 2011


"I wanted to transform the subway from its dark, degrading, and impersonal reality into images that open up our experience again to the color, sensuality, and vitality of the individual souls that ride it each day."

—Photography Bruce Davidson

From Magnum: Since the ground was broken, New York City's subway system has been the stuff of legend as well as a source of inspiration and fear. This dim, democratic environment provides the setting for photographer Bruce Davidson's re-issued first extensive series in color. This new edition contains 42 additional photographs not previously included, a new forward by Fred Braithwaite (Fab Five Freddy), a graffiti artist who has become famous for his contribution to hip-hop music, and a new introduction by Arthur Ollman, the Director of the Museum of Photographic Art in San Diego. It also includes essays from the first edition of the book by Bruce Davidson and Henry Geldzahler.

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