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Bruce Gilden
American, b. 1946
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...
Featured Essays
Jul 13, 2016
In December 1950, Woody Guthrie signed a lease to Brooklyn's "Beach Haven" Apartments, a residence developed by Fred Trump.

Guthrie wrote that Fred Trump would not rent Beach Haven apartments to African-Americans, which 1970s court records "confirmed that applications sent to the central [Trump] office for acceptance or rejection were coded by race. Another rental agent said that Fred Trump had instructed... More...
Feb 10, 2016
April 18 - April 22 2016
Raleigh Studios, Hollywood

Magnum Photos are excited to partner with Photo Independent to bring three workshops, lead by leading Magnum photographers to Hollywood, Los Angeles. For nearly seventy years, Magnum’s international photographers have chronicled the world; interpreting its environment, people and events and helping to shape documentary photography as a modern form... More...
Featured Essays
Feb 8, 2016
"Hey Mister, Throw Me Some Beads!" is a phrase that is iconic in New Orleans' Mardi Gras street argot. Strings of beads, doubloons, and other trinkets are passed out or thrown from the floats in the Mardi Gras parades to spectators lining the streets.
In 1974, Bruce Gilden was a young photographer when he first went down to Mardi Gras to shoot his first personal essay away from his home city New York.... More...
Dec 22, 2015
Be Yourself: Master Class with Bruce Gilden
At the Barbican Centre
18-20 March 2016


During this three day intensive photography workshop, Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden, will help students to define their own personal vision, sharing his own experience and the principles that have guided his career.

Bruce Gilden brings to his master class his unique style of street photography which... More...