(American, b. 1933)
Gelatin silver print
Image: 21.3 x 15.8 cm (8 3/8 x 6 1/4 in.); Paper: 35.6 x 27.6 cm (14 x 10 7/8 in.)
Gift of an anonymous donor 2018.883
© Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos
Davidson’s photographs of Spanish Harlem were used as evidence of squalid housing conditions in claims against New York City.
Davidson spent two years photographing in Spanish Harlem, attempting to integrate himself into the daily lives of its residents. In the past he had used a 35mm camera, but here he turned to a large-format, 4 x 5-inch camera, which requires a tripod and slows down the act of photographing, making the session more of a shared experience, a give and take.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.