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4 - 28 May 2011
BRUCE DAVIDSON'S FIRST MAJOR SHOW IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
THE USA'S GREATEST LIVING PHOTOJOURNALIST
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At 77, Bruce Davidson remains one of the world’s great photojournalists. A member of the prestigious Magnum Photos agency since 1958, he took inspiration from his friend and mentor, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and went on to redefine the genre of photojournalism.
Davidson, unlike other photographers before him, embedded himself in the world of his subjects for extended periods – he even joined a circus in 1958 in order to get the right pictures – the results of which formed themselves into a series of powerful photo-essays. ‘Brooklyn Gang’ and ‘East 100th Street’ are perhaps his two most famous, and are the results of months and months living with both a gang of youths on Coney Island, and the inhabitants of a run-down tenement block in Harlem, New York. Through a combination of familiarity and his own visual poetry, Davidson brought these, and other subjects, to life in the many books and exhibitions that resulted from these projects.
Our exhibition will focus on several of these key photo-essays, namely, ‘The Circus’, ‘Brooklyn Gang’, ‘Civil Rights Movement’, ‘East 100th Street’, ‘England/Scotland/Wales’, and ‘Central Park’.
We look forward to seeing you at the gallery.
Chris Beetles Fine Photographs
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