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Bruce Davidson

Bruce Davidson (b.1933) began taking photographs at the age of ten in Oak Park, Illinois. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology and Yale University. When drafted into the army, he was stationed near Paris where he met Henri Cartier-Bresson. In 1957, Davidson worked as a freelance photographer for Life magazine. In 1962, he received a Guggenheim fellowship and created a documentation of the civil rights movement in America. In 1967, he received the first grant for photography from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has been extensively published in classic monographs, among them: Subway (1968), East 100th Street (1970), Brooklyn Gang (1998), Central Park (2005), Circus (2007), England/Scotland (2014), and In Color (2015).

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