Bruce Davidson

Bruce Davidson is an American photographer born in 1933. He has been a member of the Magnum photos agency since 1958. His portrait photographs, notably those taken in Harlem, New York City, have been widely exhibited and published.

“I really focused on the way they felt. They were depressed. They were poor. I didn’t know how poor they were, but they were very poor and dysfunctional. The neighbourhood didn’t support them in any way. So, that’s what it’s about. I think that’s what makes it universal. It’s about the way teenagers feel if they are abandoned, abused or lost.”

“I’m not photographing people. I’m photographing the environment.”

I like this photographers work because of the high contrast.  The graffitti that has been dawbed inside and outside the trains

How will this relate to my project of transport?

This relates to my transport project because it shows more than just there object of transportation moving you from destination but it shows the passengers that you also see with in the transport especially when it is public transport

What will I take from his work using his ideas and techniques on my own work?




I like this picture, the arms holding on look similar to an Indian god with many arms.

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