Bruce Davidson: The Outsider Speaks

The Boston Globe had a interview with Bruce Davidson last week in advance of his talk at Boston University this Thursday evening. Davidson has recently published “Outside Inside,” an enormous three-volume retrospective of more than 800 photographs over his 50-year career — work so varied as to include a teenage gang in Brooklyn in the 50s, Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Misfits in 1960, the Civil Rights movement in the 60s, one block in Harlem in the 70s, the New York subway in the 80s, and Paris and LA’s urban landscapes in the 00s.

The thing that marks Davidson, 77, as unique is not a definitive style but an absence of one. As he told the Globe:

“No, I wasn’t conscious of that,’’ Davidson says when asked about an unwillingness to repeat himself. “In fact, until someone told us that photography was an art we just kept our mouths shut and took our pictures, you know?”

For more information on the BU event (it’s only $15, people!), go to the Photographic Resource Center here.

Article from Boston Globe

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