Famous Photographer #19

Bruce Davidson


Born in 1933 and is still alive at the age of 83

He has been a Magnum Photos agency since 1958. His most known work is Harlem NYC.

When he was young his parents built a dark room in the basement and began to take photos.

His step dad was in the navy and gave Bruce a Kodak rangefinder but upgraded on his bar mitzvah.

He worked at a camera shop as a stock boy and was approached by local news photographer where he learned technical nuances of photography, in addition to lighting and printing skills including dye transfer colour.

His artistic influences included Robert Frank and Cartier-Bresson.

his first big award for his photography, the 1952 Kodak National High School Photographic Award.

He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology. Continued his studies at Yale University, studying philosophy, painting, and photography.

Drafted into the US Army, where he served in the Signal Corps, Where he would have photo assignments.

He did a series on homeless and troubled kids after photographing them over 11 months produced Brooklyn Gang .

He also did work for Vogue also became an instructor at the School of Visual Arts, New York.

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