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November 12, 2013
by Dan
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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
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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

January 7, 2011
by Dan
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Finding Vivian Maier

Born in New York 1926, Vivian Maier was an American-French photographer who worked as a nanny in Chicago from the mid-1950’s to the 1990’s. In 2007, two years prior to Maier’s death, 26-year-old real estate agent John Maloof purchased a … Continue reading

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