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Upcoming Exhibition

Bruce Davidson Retrospective

A career-spanning retrospective of the American photographer’s work opens in Monschau

Bruce Davidson

Bruce Davidson USA. California. Los Angeles. 1964. Woman with Toulouse-Lautrec painting in her shopping cart. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson Coney Island Beach. Brooklyn Gang. New York City. USA. 1959. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson Black Americans. New York City. USA. 1962. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson Lola in Central Park with birds and snow. New York. USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson The Dwarf. Jimmy Armstrong. Palisades, New Jersey. 1958. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson A young African American man with the word "VOTE" on his forehead. Led by Martin Luther King Jr., a group of civil rights demonstrators march from Selma to Montgomery to fight for black suffrage. A (...)

Bruce Davidson became a member of Magnum Photos in 1959, when the American was just 26-years-old. Davidson’s work focused on subcultures and lifestyles on the margins of society. His most well-known works include Circus, Brooklyn Gang and Subway. Today, Davidson is considered a pioneer of social documentary photography. In the 1960s, he photographed the Civil Rights Movement (Time of Change) as well as Harlem as the social hotspot of New York (100th Street). Decades later, he turned to landscapes, most recently until 2013 the Nature of Los Angeles.
This retrospective, showing for the first time in Germany, the multifaceted richness of Bruce Davidson’s work in the largest overview of his complete works.

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