Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
During the summer of 1959, Bruce Davidson followed a loosely knit "gang" of teenagers around Brooklyn, New York. His camera captured these children of the James Dean generation in private and public moments, at the drugstore soda fountain, tattoo parlor, Coney Island, and late night basement dance parties. The beautiful adolescents who occupy the pages of this book exude a cool sensuality which came by way of the young Brando and Dean and traveled from America around the world. Davidson has created an exquisite photographic elegy for a time when, in retrospect, we all seemed young.