Bruce Davidson: The Way Back is on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from through September 16, 2023. Selected by the acclaimed photographer from his vast archive, the exhibition presents previously unpublished work dating from 1957-1977. The photographs represent the arc of Davidson’s versatile career with individual images that were overlooked at the time. Some are from Davidson’s most well-known series—East 100th Street, a look at one Harlem block in 1966-68; Brooklyn Gang, which followed a group of teenagers in the summer of 1959; Time of Change, his Civil rights photographs from 1961-65; and Subway, a look at life on the trains from the late 1970s/early 1980s. Other works, in the streets of New York, the markets of Mexico, the wilds of Yosemite, and his 1965 photographs of miners in Wales stand apart from those series though remain characterized by a creative practice rooted in humanism. The works in the exhibition are drawn from a new book, Bruce Davidson: The Way Back, to be published by Steidl in 2023.
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Bruce Davidson : The Way Back
June 22 through September 16, 2023
Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022