The Casual Optimist

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November 12, 2013
by Dan

Everybody Street

Everybody Street is a new documentary about the lives and work of New York’s street photographers and the city that inspires them. The film features photographer Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Jill Freedman, Bruce Gilden, Joel Meyerowitz, Rebecca Lepkoff, Mary Ellen Mark, … Continue reading

August 24, 2012
by Dan

TateShots: Bruce Davidson’s London

Bruce Davidson talks to TateShots about his photographs of London in the early Sixties, a series he undertook after photographing teenage gangs in Brooklyn: The photographs are on display as part of the Another London exhibition at Tate Britain, until … Continue reading

May 17, 2012
by Dan
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TateShots Bruce Davidson’s Subway

“I wanted to transform the subway from its dark, degrading, and impersonal reality into images that open up our experience again to the colour, sensuality, and vitality of the individual souls that ride it each day.” Photographer Bruce Davidson talked … Continue reading

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