Tag: Bruce Davidson
“For over half a century, Bruce Davidson has documented the landscape of human life through the lens of his camera. He comes to LIVE in celebration of the publication of Bruce Davidson: Magnum Legacy, the authoritative text on his career, vision, and influence, written by photography critic Vicki Goldberg. Joining him on stage is actor Matt Dillon, a great admirer and collector of Davidson’s work.”
Celeste Bartos Forum, NYPL
42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York, NY 10018
New York Photo Festival 2012
Panel Discussion & Reception: On the Razor’s Edge: Form and Content in Documentary Photography
Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Reception and book signing to follow panel discussion.
“On the Razor’s Edge: Between Documentary and Fine Art Photography is a featured exhibition at the New York Photo Festival in DUMBO, Brooklyn, May 16-20, 2012.
The artists are leading documentary and editorial photographers working today and include Bruce Davidson, Rina Castelnuovo, Lori Grinker, Platon, Reza, and Eugene Richards. The show is curated by Glenn Ruga.
The exhibition concept explores how photographs based on representations of our world can exist both as documentary and as fine art, and how the meaning of the work can be transformed in each environment. Each of the artists represented here produce powerful work on important global themes. The emphasis on the meaning of this work can vary if the work appears in a commercial art gallery, non-commercial art gallery, book, museum, or on the internet.
This panel will discuss the issues of form and content in documentary photography. Following the panel will be a reception for the Razor’s Edge exhibition, as well as for The Art of Documentary exhibit in the mezzanine level of powerHouse Arena. This exhibit is work from a call for entries from SocialDocumentary.net.”
Moderator: Glenn Ruga
Curator at New York Photo Festival
Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center
Founder and Director of SocialDocumentary.net
Tickets are required to attend the discussion; they are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Details here.
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, New York [map]
“First published in 1986, photographer Bruce Davidson‘s classic book Subway has since garnered critical acclaim for its phenomenal use of extremes of color and shadow set against flash-lit skin. In this third publication, a sequence of 118 images, including 25 never-before-published photographs, moves the viewer through a landscape sometimes menacing, at other times lyrical, soulful, and satiric. The images include the full panoply of New Yorkers—from weary straphangers and languorous ladies in summer dresses, to stalking predators, and the homeless. Davidson’s accompanying text tells the story behind the images, clarifying his method and dramatizing his experience.
Join Davidson for a talk and book signing on the occasion of his exhibition Subway, and the reissue of his book. Please note that Davidson will only be signing copies of Subway at his artist talk and no other publications.”
This talk is being presented in conjunction with Davidson’s exhibition at Aperture on view until October 29th.
Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York [map]