Bruce Davidson with Artur Walther and Brian Wallace


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Bruce Davidson is a pioneer of social documentary photography.

He began taking photographs at the age of ten and continued to develop his passion at Rochester Institute of Technology and Yale University. Later called upon for military service, Davidson met Henri Cartier-Bresson in France and was introduced to Magnum Photos. From his documentation of the civil rights movement to his study of one derelict block in Harlem, he has immersed himself fully in his projects, which have sometimes taken him several years to complete. This interview is an immersive discussion about his life and work.