MAY.28.2016 ──────── JAN.15.2017
Brooklyn, New York, 1959
© Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos
MAY.28.2016 ── JAN.15.2017
Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall
Paseo Recoletos 23, 28004 Madrid
Casa Garriga Nogués
Diputació, 250. 08007 Barcelona
The exhibition Bruce Davidson and its international tour, organized by Fundación MAPFRE in collaboration with Magnum Photos, have been made possible by the support of TERRA Foundation for American Art.
The exhibition contemplates a journey through the artist’s long career including some of his most famous series, such as Brooklyn Gang, East 100th Street and Time of Change: the Civil Rights Movement as well as his most recent works, Nature of Paris and Nature of Los Angeles.
The Bruce Davidson exhibition and its international itinerary, organized by Fundación MAPFRE in collaboration with Magnum Photos, has been possible thanks to the support of the TERRA Foundation for American Art.
A humanist view
The series shown in the exhibition reveal Bruce Davidson’s humanist view. People are the center of his photography and the artist presents us with a variety of realities in different countries. Social tensions in England, the Welsh miners, the Brooklyn street gangs, the struggle for human rights in the United States and the harshness of life in Harlem are just some of his subjects. His work reflects an ethical commitment to the harsh realities of the precarious and vulnerable environments in which the daily life of the people photographed unfolds.
The photographer devoted long periods of time, sometimes years, to each series. Each project transcends documentary photography, each photograph has a value as part of the vital sequence the photographer reveals to us.
This exhibition is a unique opportunity to see a graphic document critical to understanding the social struggles and movements in defense of civil rights in North America during the second half of the twentieth century.
The photographer faces up to issues which affect him emotionally, and which enable him to put his humanist ideals into practice, his way of relating to others through photography. He achieves an intimacy that is reflected in every image and gives us a unique and personal perspective.
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