ASX.TV: Bruce Davidson – “TateShots – “Bruce Davidson’s ‘Subway’” (2012)

In the 1980s the Subway in New York was poorly run, poorly lit and considered dangerous. Photographer Bruce Davidson decided to head underground to embark on what he called ‘a voyage of discovery’. In Davidson’s own words, ‘I wanted to transform the subway from its dark, degrading, and impersonal reality into images that open up our experience again to the colour, sensuality, and vitality of the individual souls that ride it each day.’ With its striking portraits ranging from gang members to a blind man, Subway is considered one of the finest photography projects ever completed. From his home in New York, Davidson talked to TateShots about the series.

Work by Bruce Davidson will be included in the upcoming show Another London at Tate Britain

ROBERT FRANK & WILLIAM KLEIN: "The Indecisive Moment: Frank, Klein, and 'Stream-Of-Consciou...
DIANE ARBUS: "Notes from the Margin of Spoiled Identity - The Art of Diane Arbus" (1988)
ASX.TV: Guernica Magazine - "Guernica Movies: Crossing the American Crises"
ASX.TV: Travis Fox - "Life and Death in Juarez: Exile in El Paso" (2009)
ASX.TV: Bruce Davidson - "A Time of Change" (2010)
WEEGEE: "Mass Hysteria" (1998)
ASX.TV: Richard Avedon - "SF MOMA" (2010)
ASX.TV: Lauren Greenfield - "Select Photographs from "Fast Forward" and "Girl Cu...
ASX.TV: Henri Cartier-Bresson - "The Impassioned Eye" (2003)
ASX.TV: Antonin Kratochvil - "Broken Dream"
ASX.TV: Brenda Ann Kenneally - "In Verse: Women of Troy" (2010)
ASX.TV: Joshua Cogan - "In Verse: Congregation, Believer" (2010)
ASX.TV: Bruce Davidson- "East 100th Street"
ASX.TV: Ed van der Elsken - "In Japan" (NL) (2011)
ASX.TV: Simon Roberts - "The Election Project" (2010)
ASX.TV: Benjamin Lowy & Marvi Lacar - "Haiti: Aftermath" (2010)
ASX.TV: Stephen Shames - "Interview" (2007)
ASX.TV: Werner Bischof - " Leica & Magnum Photos Present: Generation X - Werner Bischof in ...
ASX.TV: Letizia Battaglia - "Middlebury" (2011)
ASX.TV: Richard Avedon - "Daniel Baer Discusses Richard Avedon's Observations" (2012)
ASX.TV: Lauren Greenfield - "On Beauty Culture" (2011)
ASX.TV: Lisette Model - "Jeu de Paume" Pt. 2
ASX.TV: Chris Shaw - "TateShots" (2013)
ASX.TV: Nan Goldin - "TateShots" (2014)
Posted in ASX.TV, NYC and tagged , , , .