FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: August 13, 2010
Contact: Kate Fletcher, Director of Marketing & Development
Maine Media Workshops
Phone: 207-236-7034 x354
Outside Inside: Celebrating over 50 years of Bruce Davidson, Master of Photography
ROCKPORT, Maine – Bruce Davidson, one of America’s most influential contemporary photographers, returns to Maine Media Workshops on August 21, 2010. The day’s events begin at 2 pm in the Rockport Opera house with Davidson’s lecture, presentation, and Outside Inside book signing. The afternoon concludes with a gallery reception just down the street at the Maine Media Gallery.
Outside Inside, a three-volume set, contains over 800 seen and unseen photographs selected from Davidson’s private archives including seminal bodies of work such as Brooklyn Gang; East 100th Street; Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs, 1961-1965; Subway; and Circus. Noted for emotionally connecting with his subjects, Davidson enters into their communities and documents those within.
Davidson explains in Outside Inside (2010. New York: Steidl Photography International), “I view my work as a series. I often find myself as an outsider on the inside, discovering beauty and meaning in the most desperate of situations.”
Outside Inside captures the essence of Bruce Davidson, a chameleon with a camera in a myriad of communities. He has a gift, an uncanny sense of the frame and of the subject, that goes beyond documenting; Davidson brings dignity, courage, tenderness and a voice to those in his images.
In company with the influences and masters of the medium, Henri Cartier-Bresson, W. Eugene Smith, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus and Arnold Newman, Davidson has spent over 50 years photographing people, cultures and nuances. In 1966 he received the first photography grant ever awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Other top awards given to Davidson are a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Film Festival’s Critics’ Award as well as its First Prize in Fiction award, the Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Photography, and the National Arts Club Gold Medal Visual Arts Award given in 2007.
The Rockport Opera House is located at 6 Central Street in Rockport Village.
Maine Media Gallery is on the first floor of the Shepherd Building, 18 Central Street, Rockport Village. The Gallery will be open Mon-Fri, 10am-12pm and 2-5pm and again from 7-8pm Monday and Tuesday evenings. The exhibit runs from August 16 until October 1.
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Image courtesy of Bruce Davidson