This autumn the Nederlands Fotomuseum will be presenting the first retrospective in the Netherlands of the work of American photographer Bruce Davidson (b. 1933). Since the 1950s Davidson has photographed vulnerable individuals trying to make their way in American society. He approaches major issues like civil rights, 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 travelled 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. The exhibition features almost 200 photographs, including work from his famous series The Dwarf, East 100th Street and Subway.
The exhibition is the result of collaboration with Magnum Photos, the Fundación Mapfre in Madrid and the Centro Italiano per la Fotografia in Turin. The exhibition and international tour have been made possible thanks to the support of the TERRA Foundation for American Art.