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Bruce Davidson

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PhotoUtopia Intro: Whilst Doisneau, and Bresson had Paris, Bruce Davidson had Harlem; the skills are the same, observing and capturing moments of significants, whilst those depicted appear unaware of the voyeur and his camera. There is a rawness to Davidson’s images; he records a world of visceral characters, of gangs, drugs and the darker side of rebellion.

Wikipedia*Bruce Davidson (born September 5, 1933 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American photographer. He has been a member of Magnum agency since 1958. His photographs, notably those taken in Harlem, New York City, have been widely exhibited and published in a number of books.
After his military service, in 1957, Bruce Davidson worked briefly as a freelance photographer, before joining Magnum the following year. During the following few years, he photographed extensively, most notably producing Brooklyn Gang and The Dwarf. From 1961 to 1965, Davidson produced one of his most famous bodies of work as he chronicled the events and effects of the Civil Rights Movement around the country, in both the North and the South. In support of his project, Davidson received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1962, and his finished project was displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Upon the completion of his documentation of the Civil Rights Movement, Davidson received the first ever photography grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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