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Capucine Bailly - The Cage: The West 4th Street Playground


136 pages
Text(s) by Capucine Bailly
Photograph(s) by Capucine Bailly
Photo Editing by Clelia Bailly
Designed by Elise Desmars-Castillo
24.5 x 18.7 cm
Language: French, English
Publisher: Self-published
Edition of 500 copies

New York, in the heart of Greenwich Village, a street basketball court, a unique atmosphere: The Cage, The West 4th Street Playground.

When she discovered this court, Capucine Bailly was fascinated and immediately thought that this place deserved to be documented: the gestures of the bodies, the intensity of the actions, but also the surroundings of the court where people chat, laugh and share.

She will shoot a long term reportage in black and white film from 2003 to 2010.

310 films, 11,160 clicks, and now a book, almost 20 years later.