Bruce Gilden is an American street photographer. He is best known for his candid close-up photographs of people on the streets of New York City. Using a flash. He has had various books of his work published. Also, he has received the European Publishers Award for Photography and is a Guggenheim Fellow.
Bruce Gilden is an Iconic street photographer with a unique style. He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946. He first went to Penn State University but he found his sociology courses too boring for his temperament. So, he quit college. Gilden then briefly toyed with the idea of being an actor but in 1967, he decided to buy a camera and become a photographer. Gilden is substantially considered as a self-taught photographer. Even though he did attend some evening classes at the school of Visual Arts in New York.