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Central Park

Bruce Davidson provides an idiosyncratic take on New York's famous landmark in the 1990s

Bruce Davidson

Bruce Davidson | Central Park Boys playing in the lake. USA. . Central Park, New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Lola in Central Park with birds and snow. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Horseback riders and bridge in Central Park. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Central Park's Belvedere Castle and 5th Avenue. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Men playing drums. Central Park. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park People sunbathing in Central Park. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Woman posing while sunbathing in Central Park with friends. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Newlyweds in Central Park. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Man feeding the birds in Central Park. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Poet's walk during a snowstorm. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Woman on bench with dogs. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Swans in the park. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Young interracial couple. New York, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Black family playing in Central Park. New York, USA. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Man climbing in Central Park. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Homeless man in Central Park. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson | Central Park Looking south at the city from the Great Lawn in Central Park. New York City, USA. 1992. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos

Renowned as an intrepid explorer of the urban terrain, Bruce Davidson has challenged himself in a remarkable new way with his book Central Park, taking on the visual and metaphorical scope of Central Park.

Davidson’s photographic approach to the park’s wildlife – human and otherwise – is always compassionate, often idiosyncratic, this work reveals a knowing vision. Here, Davidson intuitively uncovers an array of eccentricities and characters that together reflect the vibrant and complex city of which the park is the heart and soul.