This publication - a collaboration between Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, Virginia Bynum & Angel Marinaccio - brings together photographs and memories of life in and around the rooftops of Little Italy, New York.
These pictures were made, kept and gathered by various families who handed them down from 1940 to the early 1970s. The book features an introduction by renowned filmmaker Martin Scorsese who grew up on the streets portrayed in this collection.
“The roof was our escape hatch and it was our sanctuary. The endless crowds, the filth and the grime, the constant noise, the chaos, the claustrophobia, the non-stop motion of everything… you would walk up that flight of stairs, open the door, and you were above it all. You could breathe. You could dream. You could be.” - Martin Scorsese, except from Tar Beach
h220 x w160 mm
64 b&w photographs
17 colour photographs
Tar Beach Susan Meiselas Damiani 2021
17 in stock