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Bruce Davidson was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on September 5th, 1933. At only 19 years old, Davidson won his first national recognition for his photography. His famous picture of a great horned owl won first place at the 1952 Kodak National high school photographic award. He couldn't have done this without the help of his mother who supported him since he was just a child. At age 10 his mother built a dark room in their basement so Bruce could practice making prints. Later, Davidson was drafted into the army where he was in charge of taking pictures of the war for the newspaper. His talent was recognized and he was asked to be the permanent photographer for the newspaper.
This is the picture of the owl Davidson used to win the Kodak National High School Photographic Award in 1952