Bruce Gilden grew up in Brooklyn, New York, making him no stranger to the city’s multi-faceted nature. Gilden is like a street poet variety, his images reflecting the meandering eye of their maker. His photographs made on the streets, at all times of day, reveal the human zoo of the city. Pictured here, a man, dog and cat in New York City.

To me, street photography is where you can smell the street, feel the dirt

Bruce Gilden
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An iconic street photographer with a unique style, Bruce Gilden was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946. Although he did attend some evening classes at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Bruce Gilden is to be considered substantially a self-taught photographer.

Over the years he has produced long and detailed photographic projects in New York, Haiti, France, Ireland, India, Russia, Japan and now in America. Bruce Gilden joined Magnum Photos in 1998. He lives in Beacon, New York.

© Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos

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