The first retrospective in the Netherlands of the work of American photographer Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), this exhibition features almost 200 photographs. Since the 1950s, Davidson has photographed vulnerable individuals trying to make their way in American society. He approaches major issues like the Civil Rights Movement, racism, violence, poverty, and immigration from a personal perspective. He was the first photographer to spend years with a street gang in Brooklyn and he traveled to the south with Civil Rights activists to take part in the Selma March. Thanks to his long-standing relationship with his subjects, Davidson’s work gives a moving insight into what the “American Dream” means to them.
This exhibition was also on view at the Fundacion Mapfre, in Madrid, Spain (September 12, 2016–January 15, 2017) and the WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie in Vienna, Austria (June 15–August 13, 2017), and the Sala Rekalde in Bilbao, Spain (February 2 – May 16, 2018).
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