"I often find myself as an outsider on the inside, discovering beauty and meaning in the most desperate of situations."
Bruce Davidson is one of the pre-eminent photojournalists active today. 80 years old and still shooting, Davidson has frequently been compared to his mentor and co-Magnum Group colleague, Henri Cartier-Bresson. But Davidson is more - more ambitious, more human-hearted, more "real". His photos sing of isolation, alienation and abandonment but they work to bridge worlds of human emotion.
Outside Inside, published by master-printer Steidl, combines the images of six decades of Davidson's work. Hand-selected by the photographer from 6 of his prior books plus new images, not printed before. No photo library would be complete without it. Simply stunning. A tribute to a life well-lived.
Davidson was born in 1933 and began shooting at the age of 10. He has won many fellowships and awards and has had work featured at NYC's MOMA as well as museums worldwide. An image from his book, Brooklyn Gang was the cover of Bob Dylan's album, Together Through Life.