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Robert Klein Gallery & Arts Libri Present

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 25, 2013
Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014

Bruce Davidson:Witness

Opening Reception at Ars Libri
500 Harrison Ave
Friday, February 1
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Opening Reception with the Artist at the Robert Klein Gallery
38 Newbury St
Saturday, February 9
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Modern and vintage prints by one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century, Bruce Davidson, to be included in this dual-venue exhibition. The exhibition features work from the artist's most notable series including Brooklyn Gang, East 100th Street, and Time of Change. Work from all three notable series will be shown simultaneously at both venues. Beyond these are parallel exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover. This is marks another pinnacle moment in the fruitful career of an artist who began in a home-made darkroom as a child.

At only 25 Davidson first gained serious notoriety for his work that focused on a group of teenagers in 1950s New York City. This and other work earned his way into Magnum Photo; in 1959 Davidson climbed the ranks to become a Magnum Photographer. Success continued to find Davidson and in 1961, Davidson received a Guggenheim Fellowship to document the American Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights work proved to be lasting and provided the foundation for his 2002 monograph Time of Change. Later in the 1960s, Davidson met and photographed the residents of one block of East 100th Street in East Harlem, producing a portrait of hope and dignity in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America.

For more information, please visit Robert Klein Gallery

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