Bruce Davidson Retrospective in Spain
The largest career-spanning retrospective of the photographer’s work comes to Bilbao
The Sala Rekalde is set to host the landmark Bruce Davidson exhibition this February, after its opening last year at the Fundación MAPFRE. The major show — the largest ever of the photographer’s work — will explore Bruce Davidson’s role as one of the most important photographers of the second half of the Twentieth Century, and as an essential representative of the group of the documentary photographers that emerged in the early 1960s.
The exhibition contemplates a journey through the artist’s long career including some of his most famous series, such as Brooklyn Gang (1959), East 100th Street (1966-1968) and Time of Change: the Civil Rights Movement (1961-1965) as well as more recent projects, Nature of Paris (2005 – 2006) and Nature of Los Angeles (2008–2013).
The series selected for the exhibition have been selected as they reveal insights into Bruce Davidson’s humanist approach to photography. People have consistently remained at the core of Davidson’s work, with the photographer tapping into a variety of realities in different countries. His work reflects a deeply ethical commitment to the harsh realities of the precarious and vulnerable environments found in daily life.
Exhibition produced by Fundación MAPFRE, together with Bizkaikoa and Magnum Photos. The traveling exhibition has been possible due to the support of the Terra Foundation for American Art.
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