Tag Archives: Bruce Davidson

Left Holding the Baby

According to the English saying, if you have been “left holding the baby,” then you’ve been deserted and left with a responsibility that would ideally be shared. It is similar to the American expression, “left holding the bag,” which also … Continue reading

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Happy MLK Day!

Benedict J. Fernandez, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses the crowd outside the United Nations, April 15, 1967 Paul Schutzer, [Martin Luther King Jr. addressing Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.], May 17, 1957 … Continue reading

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Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire

Bruce Davidson, Gang on the Boardwalk at Coney Island, 1959 Bruce Davidson, Teenager Combing Her Hair in Cigarette Machine Mirror, 1959 Perusing ICP’s collection of images of New York I was struck by how entwined the city once was with … Continue reading

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Fifty Years on the New York City Subway

Weegee, Subway Serves as Blackout Shelter, August 13, 1943 Lee Sievan, Ninth Avenue Local, South Ferry, 1940s Danny Lyon, IRT 2, South Bronx, New York City, 1979 Bruce Davidson, New York Subway, 1980 Steven Siegel, Fourth Avenue Subway Station, 1995

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Dead or sleeping?

Bruce Davidson, Horse, Wales, from the “Welsh Miners” series, 1965 Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Bowery, New York, 1947

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East 100th Street

Bruce Davidson, [Girl in underwear standing on fire escape], from East 100th Street, 1966 Bruce Davidson, [Girl with bird in cage], from East 100th Street, 1966 In 1966 Bruce Davidson was the recipient of the first grant for photography from … Continue reading

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