"His signature series, brought together in a new biography titled Bruce Davidson: An Illustrated Biography: Magnum Legacy authored by Vicki Goldberg, published by ©Prestel and available now, chronicled the struggle of alienated Americans and underground culture - from wayward youths in Brooklyn Gang (1959), to the turbulent protests against segregation in Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs (1961-65), and inner-city ghetto life in East 100th Street (1970)."
"The Magnum Legacy Series is shaping up to be one of the most desirable titles in the plethora of artists monographs."
- Amateur Photographer
"What comes through this richly textured bio is Bruce Davidson's reliable empathy, whether photographing tenement dwellers in Harlem or scenes of the underside of glamour . . . As Goldberg makes clear in her text, Davidson mastered the art of blending in and slyly capturing moments: 'There is a way to get into any community if you don't knock too loudly,' he said."
- American Photo
"[The] monographs are some of my favorites ever published, in particular Brooklyn Gang, East 100th Street, and Subway. One of the things I admire most about [the] work is the deep sense of humanity that exists, a compassion and consideration for the details of people's lives and the dignity of the individual."
"In Bruce Davidson: An Illustrated Biography , writer Vicki Goldberg presents an affectionate, sometimes reverent look at the documentary photographer and the major events and turning points in his career . . . Goldberg is persuasive in positioning Davidson's work between the worlds of art, social documentary, and activism."
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