Prince Street Girls

Susan Meiselas,Prince Street Girls

Susan Meiselas
Prince Street Girls

Photographs: Susan Meiselas

Publisher: Yellow Magic

26 pages

Year: 2013

Comments: Softcover under dust jacket, 220 x 160 mm. First edition, 2013. Text in english. Edition limited to 200 numbered copies. Like new. Out of print!

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Yellow Magic asked Susan Meiselas to publish a hand-made Risograph book and she agreed. “In 1975 I was riding a bicycle through my neighborhood in Little Italy when suddenly a blast of light flashed into my eyes, blinding me for a moment. Its source was a group of girls fooling around with a mirror trying to reflect the sun on my face. That was the day I met the Prince Street Girls, the name I gave the group that hung out on the nearby corner almost every day. The girls were from small Italian-American families and they were almost all related. I was the stranger who didn’t belong. Little Italy was mostly for Italians then. The project Prince Street Girls began as a series of incidental encounters. They’d see me coming and call out, “Take a picture! Take a picture!”. At the beginning I was making pictures just to share with them. If we met in the market or at the pizza parlor, they would reluctantly introduce me to their parents but I was never invited into any of their homes. I was their secret friend, and my loft became a kind of hideaway when they dared to cross the street, which their parents had forbidden.”


Susan Meiselas,Prince Street Girls

Susan Meiselas,Prince Street Girls

Susan Meiselas,Prince Street Girls

Susan Meiselas,Prince Street Girls

Susan Meiselas,Prince Street Girls

Susan Meiselas,Prince Street Girls

Susan Meiselas,Prince Street Girls

Susan Meiselas,Prince Street Girls

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