Born in Illinois, Bruce Davidson began taking pictures at the tender age of ten. As a teenager, he continued to develop his knowledge and passion for photography before being drafted into the US army and eventually stationed near Paris. There he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, who would become a close friend and facilitate Davidson’s induction into Magnum Photos. Approaching the lives of his subjects with sensitivity and respect, his photographs express a desire to observe, understand and celebrate the complexity of individuals and their communities. Pictured here, three girls pose for a photo on East 100th Street in Harlem.