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Bruce Gilden
American, b. 1946
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 has truly... More...
Magnum News
Sep 23, 2015
American Made reveals the sensational outcome of Gilden’s artistic catharsis, and the transformation of his street photography into documentary portrait photography. He complements the American Made series with details, half-portraits, still lifes and food photography. With this issue of the S Magazine, Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden continues developing his reportage project about the USA, where... More...
Sep 10, 2015
Leica Fotographie International Magazine (LFI) is opening the ‘American Made’ exhibition on September 10, 2015. It presents six new, XXL, 2.7 x 1.8m colour photographs by Bruce Gilden, taken during a trip around the USA. Following the preview presentation at LFI, a further 26 pictures will be on display as of October 23, at the Hamburg offices of Edel AG.... More...
Featured Essays
Jul 30, 2015
A defining characteristic of Bruce Gilden’s photography is his creative attraction to what he calls ‘characters’, and he has been tracking them down all through his career. Growing up in Brooklyn with what he describes as a ‘tough guy’ of a father, Bruce Gilden developed a love of the streets, often calling them his ‘second home’. The unique energy of the streets mesmerized Bruce, an energy that can... More...