Urban Nomads : Photographs
Edition : First / Bronx / Bronx Museum of the Arts / 1981 / Softcover. / VG+
Small 4to. 12pp. Printed wrappers. Numerous Black & White plates. Scarce both institutionally and privately, with only holding showing. This is the first copy I have handled, though I have heard of the existence of 2 other copies in the last decade.
Photo documentary on the Ching-a-Ling MC Nomads, a primarily Puerto Rican street gang in Belmont, Bronx. Bamberg himself is a sort of inside outsider, being a former gang member himself from Brooklyn who studied photography and fine art. This was his first and I think only show and offers a real inside view of a much mid-represented and under documented world which seems to have become part of NYC folklore. With two texts which are also excellent.