Bruce Davidson is an American photographer living and working in New York City. He started photographing city life in Chicago at the age of 10. Later in his life, after photographing for the army, he began working for Life Magazine in 1957 and then became a full-time member of Magnum in 1958. Davidson received a Guggenheim Grant in 1962 for his documentation of the Civil Rights Movement. He also received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1967. He most well known for his photography of New York, including the streets of Harlem and the urban life of the subway.
In this series, Davidson was asked to give a lecture for the School of Visual Arts on the terrace of MOMA in the autumn of 1970.
Working as a photojournalist from the turbulent 1960s through the 1970s and beyond, David Vine created thousands of images. Photographing events like the New Haven Protests, or personalities such as President Richard Nixon, Leonard Bernstein, and artist, Eric Sloane, Vine's images not only give a glimpse into the past, but also captivate us with their dramatic presence. RetroPhotojournalism.com showcases some of the best work from his photo files.
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