"Untitled" by Bruce Davidson

Size of the print: 9 x 13"

Year: 1965

Location: Africa

Paper type: Silver Gelatin Print



Bruce Davidson (born in Chicago, 1933) is considered one of America’s most influential photographers. He began taking photographs when he was ten, and studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Yale University School of Art. In 1958 he became a full member of Magnum Photos, and in 1961 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to document the civil-rights movement. After a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1966, Davidson spent two years photographing one block in East Harlem, resulting in his book East 100th Street. He received the first National Endowment for the Arts grant for photography in 1967 and a solo exhibition of this work was curated by John Szarkowski for the Museum of Modern Art in 1970.

His work has been shown at the International Center of Photography, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Palais de Tokyo Museum, Paris; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Musée Réattu, Arles, France; Burden Gallery/Aperture Foundation, New York; Parco Gallery, Tokyo; and the New-York Historical Society.