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This biography chronicles the life and work of Bruce Davidson, a truly American artist, iconoclast, and humanist.

Bruce Davidson began his love affair with photography at age ten. The son of a hardworking divorced mother, he was a loner who disliked school and had difficulty conforming to the world around him. His camera released him from the boundaries of his youth and opened the doors to a lifetime’s work. Vicki Goldberg's authoritative text explores the wide range of his vision and technique, and reveals how his work has played a critical role in twentieth-century photography. This lushly illustrated text includes images from his most iconic series such as "Brooklyn Gang", "East 100th Street", "Subway", and "Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs", along with never-before seen archival material from Davidson’s private archive. Beautifully reproduced, these pictures reveal Davidson’s curiosity about, and empathy for, his subjects. Whether he is documenting circuses, gangs, East Harlem tenements, Jewish cafeterias, Welsh miners, or Central Park, Davidson imbues his work with an eye for narrative. His pictures tell stories—and he lets them speak for themselves. The result is a comprehensive and elegantly presented portrait of an artist’s life and work.

Signed by Bruce Davidson.

All Magnum Contact Sheet Prints come with a choice of framing options. These contemporary custom frames are hand-crafted in New York City by expert framers. Please allow an extra 2 weeks for framing your orders.

  • Hand-crafted black, white or coffee brown wooden frame (w: 3/4" h: 7/8").
  • Contact Sheet Prints will be framed full bleed with no additional borders or matting and use archival spacers to create an air pocket between the print and plexiglass.
  • Includes UV plexiglass, which comes with ~99% UV protection.
  • The finished Contact Sheet Prints will then be sealed using archival paper backing, wired to be ready for hanging and come with wall-friendly footers.
Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.

  • $279.00

Magnum Contact Sheet Prints tell as much of a story as the single image that goes on to become iconic: they reveal the befores, the afters, and the almost theres, that surround some of the most iconic photographs.


This biography chronicles the life and work of Bruce Davidson, a truly American artist, iconoclast, and humanist.

Bruce Davidson began his love affair with photography at age ten. The son of a hardworking divorced mother, he was a loner who disliked school and had difficulty conforming to the world around him. His camera released him from the boundaries of his youth and opened the doors to a lifetime’s work. Vicki Goldberg's authoritative text explores the wide range of his vision and technique, and reveals how his work has played a critical role in twentieth-century photography. This lushly illustrated text includes images from his most iconic series such as "Brooklyn Gang", "East 100th Street", "Subway", and "Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs", along with never-before seen archival material from Davidson’s private archive. Beautifully reproduced, these pictures reveal Davidson’s curiosity about, and empathy for, his subjects. Whether he is documenting circuses, gangs, East Harlem tenements, Jewish cafeterias, Welsh miners, or Central Park, Davidson imbues his work with an eye for narrative. His pictures tell stories—and he lets them speak for themselves. The result is a comprehensive and elegantly presented portrait of an artist’s life and work.

Signed by Bruce Davidson.

All Magnum Contact Sheet Prints come with a choice of framing options. These contemporary custom frames are hand-crafted in New York City by expert framers. Please allow an extra 2 weeks for framing your orders.

  • Hand-crafted black, white or coffee brown wooden frame (w: 3/4" h: 7/8").
  • Contact Sheet Prints will be framed full bleed with no additional borders or matting and use archival spacers to create an air pocket between the print and plexiglass.
  • Includes UV plexiglass, which comes with ~99% UV protection.
  • The finished Contact Sheet Prints will then be sealed using archival paper backing, wired to be ready for hanging and come with wall-friendly footers.
Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.