Bruce Davidson

Identify where the artist from? Grew up? Time period?

Born September 5, 1933, Grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. Began his photography at the age of 10.

What happened in their life that was significant/memorable

He left the military service in 1957. Davidson worked as a freelance photographer for LIFE magazine and became a full member of Magnum in 1958. It was from 1958 to 1961 he created such seminal bodies of work like, "Brooklyn Gang" "Freedom Rides" and "The Dwarf". He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1962 and created a profound documentation of the civil rights movement. The Museum of Modern Art New York presented his early work in a solo show.

Overall meaning of their artwork?

Overall, his photos are all black and white. He wanted to raise awareness of things like the civil rights movements. He is a photo documentation, trying to raise awareness to social issues.

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