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PROOF Turns Ten - Bruce Davidson

PROOF TURNS TEN on Monday 17 October 2016, with a celebration auction featuring some outstanding and award winning photographers who have generously donated their work in support of PROOF and social justice.


In a career spanning more than half a century, Bruce Davidson (b. 1933) is known for his dedication to the documentation of social inequality. After his military service, Davidson worked as a freelance photographer for Life magazine and, in 1958, became a full member of Magnum. From 1958 to 1961, he created such seminal bodies of work as The Circus and Brooklyn Gang.  In 1962, he received a Guggenheim fellowship and immersed himself in documenting the American Civil Rights Movement.  In 1963, the Museum of Modern Art in New York presented his early work in a solo exhibition, the first of several.

In 1967, Davidson received the first grant for photography from the National Endowment for the Arts. For two years he focused his lens on the neglected, poverty-stricken block of East 100th Street in Manhattan. The photographs were exhibited at MoMA in 1970, and remain one of his most acclaimed bodies of work. Classic bodies of work from his fifty-year career have been extensively published in monographs and are included in major public and private fine art collections around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art and International Center of Photography in New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Whitney.

Our ONLINE AUCTION has begun click to BID.

PROOF10 Silent on BIdSquare

The ONLINE AUCTION will be open until the live and silent auction event on October 17th.

Bruce Davidson has donated "England/Scotland, 1960"