Birmingham, Alabama, USA. 1963 by Bruce Davidson.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Bruce Davidson
Statement from Bruce Davidson on the back of print Birmingham, Alabama, USA. 1963
“Birmingham was heating up and I made two trips there, a week apart, to photograph the protesters assembling in several parts of the city. Mass confrontation, civil disobedience, and open defiance had not been seen before in the city which had been called the most segregated in America. During the demonstrations, helmeted police made arrests on the streets and the firemen used high-pressure hoses to disperse groups peacefully protesting in Kelly Ingram Park. There was tension and violence. As this young woman was being grabbed by the police, I noticed an expression of defiance on her face. For me, this woman became a true hero of the movement.”
Bruce Davidson began taking photographs at the age of ten in Oak Park, Illinois. While attending Rochester Institute of Technology and Yale University, he continued to further his knowledge and develop his passion. He was later drafted into the army and stationed near Paris. There he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the founders of the Magnum Photos.
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