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Bruce Gilden
American, b. 1946 (Member)
Featured Essays
Oct 10, 2018
“Looking at this work 37 years later is a walk down memory lane. I went over my contact sheets more carefully and I discovered many photographs that I had never selected previously. I find some of them wonderful and I think that they all stand the test of time.”

Syracuse features Gilden’s work shot during a 1981 residency in the city of Syracuse, in Upstate New York. Gilden himself had forgotten the... More...
Mar 22, 2017
Magnum is proud to partner with StreetFoto San Francisco to offer a very special masterclass with Magnum Photographer Bruce Gilden.

Gilden brings to his masterclass his unique style of street photography which has truly become his own over the past 40 years of working in New York City and other urban areas, both in the US and abroad. He will work with students to teach them how to improve their pictures... More...
Featured Essays
Nov 2, 2016
On October 19, 2016, the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took place in Las Vegas. Meanwhile in New York City, drinkers at The Village PourHouse gathered to watch it, partaking in the now popular, country-wide pursuit of political debate drinking games. With $8 cocktails Donald Drumpf (rum, lime juice, pineapple juice, grenadine) and Secret Server (vodka, blue curacao,... More...
Featured Essays
Nov 2, 2016
This year’s Halloween came just eight days before Election Day in the US, so it’s no surprise that many of the revelers at New York’s Village Halloween Parade were dressed in politically-themed costumes. Recognized as the world’s largest Halloween parade, the carnival-like event has long been a showcase for artistic and political expression where just about anything goes - it’s certainly not geared... More...
Featured Essays
Oct 20, 2016
"In 2009 I went to Detroit to photograph foreclosed homes and their owners. The work from this trip resulted in a book and a short documentary that included interviews with locals.

I recently returned to Detroit to find that in the past six years an additional 10,000 homes have been torn down. In the 1960s, Detroit’s population peaked at 1.8 million. Today, that number is less than 700,000. The city... More...