Left: Bruce Davidson: Survey, (Aperture/Fundación MAPFRE, 2016) / Right: Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn, 1959, Copyright: Bruce Davidson / Magnum Photos

Bruce Davidson – A Life in Photography

CMOA Theater

Free Event


Presented by Aperture, in association with the PGH Photo Fair.

Join us for a special presentation by legendary photographer Bruce Davidson in conversation with Chris Boot, Executive Director of Aperture Foundation. Bruce Davidson has pioneered innovations within documentary photography throughout his 60-year career to date, and will discuss a selection of key moments and pictures from his profound documentation of the civil rights movement to his in-depth study of one derelict block in Harlem, to his seminal series Brooklyn Gang and Subway through to his more recent projects.

Bruce Davidson (born in Oak Park, Illinois, 1933) is an award-winning photographer whose career spans nearly sixty years. He became a member of Magnum Photos in 1958, and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1962, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1967 and 1980, the Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Photography in 2004, and a Gold Medal of Honor Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Arts Club in 2007. His work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and Aperture Foundation, New York.