This autumn, the Nederlands Fotomuseum will be presenting the very first retrospective exhibition of the works of legendary Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson (1933). The exhibition includes more than 200 of his photographs, including work from the famous series Brooklyn Gang, East 100th Street and Time of Change: Civil Rights Movement.
Bruce Davidson discovered photography at a very young age. This was followed by a passionate interest and success in the craft. Typical of his work is that he does not aim his camera at the exceptional, but the seemingly every day, creating a strong sense of the dignity of human beings. This personal perspective has resulted in unique photographs of major events in recent American history.
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.
Since the late 1980s, the Nederlands Fotomuseum (Dutch Photography Museum) has been home to much of the country's photographic heritage. The museum also hosts international photography exhibitions, with a strong focus on innovation in the documentary tradition. Some are on a specific social or artistic theme, while others showcase a leading international photographer.
It is located in a prominent industrial building, Las Palmas, once the workshop building for the Holland-America Line, on the Wilhelminapier at De Kop van Zuid district. Renovated in 2006, it now stands amid cultural hotspots