Bruce Davidson

BIOGRAPHY

1933-

Bruce Davidson began taking photographs at the age of ten in Oak Park, Illinois. After studying at Rochester Institute of Technology and Yale University, Davidson was drafted into the army and stationed near Paris, where he met Henri Cartier-Bresson. After leaving the military service, Davidson worked as a freelance photographer for LIFE magazine and became a member of Magnum. 

In 1980, he captured the vitality of the New York Metro’s underworld that was later published in a book, Subway, and exhibited at the International Center for Photography


Davidson's awards include the Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Photography, Gold Medal Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Arts Club, grants for photography from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim fellowship.