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A closer look at Bruce Davidson's Brooklyn Gang, on TIME

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TIME sat down with Bruce Davidson and discussed the tales of the teenagers he photographed for his series Brooklyn Gang.

Bruce Davidson,  Untitled , 1959

Bruce Davidson, Untitled, 1959

Bruce Davidson: Survey

Bruce Davidson: Survey

Davidson’s newest book Bruce Davidson: Survey, (Aperture) is a comprehensive book that includes work from Brooklyn Gang, Subway, Central Park and East 100th Street among others. Get yours HERE.

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The Armchair Traveler: Bruce Davidson East 100th Street highlighted in Interview Magazine

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"The art world too global for you? Each week, Interview highlights in pictures the shows you'd want to see—if you could jetset from one international hub to the next."

Josef Sudek, Last Rose, Man Ray, Glass Tears and a dress designed by Tracy Reese and worn by the First Lady in connection with the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, 2013 were notable pieces of artwork mentioned this week.

Bruce Davidson: Survey on L'Oeil de la Photography

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"The common thread in Davidson’s career is undoubtedly his way of working over long stretches of time, of building relationships, and forging intimacy with his subjects."

The Selma March, Alabama, 1965

The Selma March, Alabama, 1965

Jimmy Armstrong, Palisades, New Jersey, 1958

Jimmy Armstrong, Palisades, New Jersey, 1958

Bruce Davidson's first retrospective exhibition in spain is on view at Fundación MAPFRE in Madrid until 2018.  The newest publication, Bruce Davidson: Survey, in collaboration with Aperture and the museum, is for purchase HERE

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Magnum Photo presents 'Time of Change' review by photographer Bruce Davidson

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Working as both participant and observer, Bruce Davidson captures the defining years of the Civil Rights Movement providing an alternative account of African-American life during the 1960s

Bruce Davidson

“That first ride from Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson Mississippi changed my life because it was the first time I encountered oppression and pain,” said photographer Bruce Davidson during an interview in 2013 ahead of the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.

Davidson stands tall as one of America’s most influential documentary photographers. During the Civil Rights Movement Davidson acted as both observer and participant. Between 1960 and 1965 he documented intimate, and at times painful, moments that would come together to provide an alternative visual representation of the turbulent period, capturing the dignity and struggle of African-Americans.

Recalling the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, Davidson recounts his approach to documenting the movement: “As I walked with the marchers, I photographed them by themselves and when they stopped to rest. I [had] pictures of them looking straight into the camera. They confronted the invisible audience with proud, determined looks.” Davidson worked without a long telephoto lens or a flash as he preferred to use natural light and never be further than a meter away from what he was photographing. It was this approach that allowed him to capture such strikingly intimate portraits.


" They confronted the invisible audience with proud, determined looks"

- Bruce Davidson

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The New York Public Library: Podcast #117: Bruce Davidson and Matt Dillon on Lasting Impressions

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by Tracy O'Neill, Social Media Curator

Award-winning photographer Bruce Davidson's prolific body of work includes documentations of the 1960s Civil Rights movement and the gritty underbelly of New York City in the late 70s. He came to the Library this spring for a conversation with Academy Award-winning actor Matt Dillon, who is a great admirer and collector of Davidson’s work. In this riveting discussion between the two great artists, Davidson and Dillon talk about images, storytelling, and the joy of working in silence.

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First Bruce Davidson retrospective exhibition at MAPFRE Foundation in Spain

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The MAPFRE Foundation in Spain is hosting it's first retrospective exhibition of Bruce Davidson's decades worth of iconic photographs at the Casa Garriga i Nogués in Madrid.

"Bruce Davidson began a passionate relationship with photography soon, at age 10, when her mother set up a darkroom at home and he began photographing the streets of his neighborhood. From that time his work will be characterized by a personal vision of reality in which their art is manifested not so much in individual images, but the effect of repetition, research and study of themes and characters throughout weather. This personal style combined with his interest in the struggles and successes of people who make photography his work offers us a unique perspective on the evolution of society SXX, particularly in the United States.

The exhibition presents a journey through the long history of the artist presenting some of his most famous series , such as Brooklyn Gang, East 100th Street and Time of Change: Civil Rights Movement and also his last works, Nature of Paris and Nature of Los Angeles."

The exhibition will be on view from 12 September until 15 Janurary, 2017.


Bruce Davidson among favorites at Photo London, Ultra Vie Blog

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Ultra Vie blog has listed Bruce Davidson's England / Scotland work on exhibit at Photo London as a favorite among others.  Kirty Verma shares:
"Returning for its second year, Photo London 2016 promises to reach vertiginous heights in its quest to maintain the glowing reputation of London’s leading photography fair. Taking place between 19-22 May at London’s Somerset House, Photo London will showcase the best of international photography with over 80 exhibitors."

Bruce Davidson, Untitled, from the series "England/Scotland", 1960 © Bruce Davidson and Magnum Photos and Courtesy of ROSEGALLERY

Bruce Davidson, Untitled, from the series "England/Scotland", 1960 © Bruce Davidson and Magnum Photos and Courtesy of ROSEGALLERY

Born in Illinois, in 1933, Bruce Davidson is an American documentary photographer. His initial foray into the world of street photography came at the age of ten, when he picked up a camera for the first time. Upon graduating college, he was drafted into the army and met the inspiring force that was Henri Cartier-Bresson. In 1958, Davidson joined Bresson’s successful collaborative company, Magnum Photos. His work presents an unflinching, in-depth social commentary on the unsettling reality of life in the streets, poverty, racial identity and discrimination. His documentation of the American Civil Rights movement is particularly profound. Davidson has been featured in countless exhibitions worldwide.

Other honorable mentions include Steve McCurry at Peter Fetterman, Irving Penn at Howard Greenberg and Chris Killip at Eric Franck Fine Art.  See the write up in full at

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Photo London 2016 opening 19 May, 2016 - ROSEGALLERY stand B7

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Photo London 2016 will be open to the public from the 19th to the 22nd of May, 2016 at Somerset House.  Visit ROSEGALLERY at Stand B7 to view selected works by Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, Evelyn Hofer and Martin Parr.  

Martin Parr,  Sand   Bay , c. 1997

Martin Parr, Sand Bay, c. 1997

Public Hours:
THR 19 May,  12:00 - 8:30 pm
FRI 20 May,  12:00 - 7:30 pm
SAT 21 May,  12:00 - 6:00 pm
SUN 22 May,  12:00 - 6:00 pm



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