Cocaine True Cocaine Blue
ISBN10: 0893815438 ISBN13: 9780893815431 Contributors: Barnes, Edward; International Center of Photography (Photographer) Publisher: Aperture Published: Jan 1 1994 Weight: 2.95lbs. Height: 12.25" Width: 9.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Aperture, 1994. Black cloth boards. Shelfworn, rubbed at edges; one corner rubbed to board. Jacket rubbed at corners, edges; front of jacket chipped at upper left corner, chipped and rubbed at back left corner.
A compelling portrait of three communities penetrated by drugs and isolation: East New York, North Philadelphia, and the Red Hook housing projects in Brooklyn, New York.
With a chilling and informative afterword by Dr. Stephen W. Nicholas, who works as a pediatric AIDS physician in Harlem, "Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue" reveals how first steps toward solutions to overcome the drug trade have actually contributed to public denial and further isolation of the trapped communities. "Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue" is a history of our times, a compelling, terrifying document that will educate us and promote dialogue, a first step toward affecting change.