Two Days in Appalachia

Every person in Appalachia has a relationship with God, intentionally or otherwise. You could say the same thing about these pictures taken by Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden.

Photos by Bruce Gilden / Magnum Photos Appalachia is beautiful. The mountains and the forests make it so. But the region's topography has a strange effect on those who call its habitable valleys, crevices, and crannies home. Most of the towns exist, to some extent, in isolation. Sure, roads and technology connect them to the outside world, but when you're inside, they can feel like landlocked islands. The result is that God is everywhere. That is to say, you encounter religiosity everywhere, not just because of the population's devotion but because that devotion has nowhere to go. It's born into the world, only to bounce off the mountains and echo right back to Main Street. The pot has nowhere to overflow, so every person in Appalachia has a relationship with God, intentionally or otherwise. You could say the same thing about these pictures.

Bruce Gilden on his project for RATP - Leica Rumors

In this new Magnum Photos video Bruce Gilden speaks about his photographic project for RATP currently shown in 16 stations of the Parisian Metro and at Polka Galerie: Related posts: Bruce Gilden – Postcards from America, Magnum Miami (video) “American Mad

In this new Magnum Photos video Bruce Gilden speaks about his photographic project for RATP currently shown in 16 stations of the Parisian Metro and at Polka Galerie

Bruce Gilden Critiques Art Photography - A Photo Editor

This is pretty funny in ways that it was meant to be and not.

Africa’s tallest residential skyscraper was completed in 1976, the same year as the Soweto student uprising, as a cylindrical palace for Johannesburg’s wealthy whites. But less than two decades later, after the end of apartheid in 1994, it had become a hub for the city’s gangs and a hotspot of crime. The core of the 54-storey complex, once thought to be prime for a ski slope, was instead filled with debris.

M-Magazine is a new magazine dedicated to Leica M photography - Leica Rumors

M Magazine is a new magazine for Leica M Photography (available on iTunes | Google Play). The first issue features Bruce Gilden, Trent Parke, Alex Webb, Jan Grarup, Anton Kusters, Ciril Jazbec and other pictures taken by acclaimed Leica photographers: Rel

The first issue features Bruce Gilden, Trent Parke, Alex Webb, Jan Grarup, Anton Kusters, Ciril Jazbec and other pictures taken by acclaimed Leica photographers

Book Review: A Complete Examination of Middlesex

Book Review A Complete Examination of Middlesex By Bruce Gilden Reviewed by Colin Pantall There are worse things that can happe...

And so you open the pages and the stories start coming. There are worse things that can happen in life than being photographed by Bruce Gilden and, by the looks of things, most of them have happened to the people of Middlesex. The bruised, the battered, the blind, the insane, they are all the subject of Gilden’s lovely Leica.

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Why is it that some photographers take to the studio, while others take to the street? Is street photography photojournalism, art — or both? These are some of the questions raised by Everybody Street, a new documentary chronicling the life and work of 13 of New York’s most renowned street photographers, including Joel Meyerowitz, Bruce Gilden, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliot Erwitt, Jeff Mermelstein, Boogie and Martha Cooper

Bruce Gilden Takes Street Photos Like You've Never Seen Before

Whether they're of Haitian hurricane survivors or Yakuza gang members.

I wouldn’t call it challenging, but a little annoying. In Paris, you’ll always have one person who comes over and gives you the, “Why’d you take the picture, why’d you take the picture?” Sometimes we’ve had cops come over. And this isn't going to a war  or working where people are doing heroin on the streets – which I’ve already seen – or dealing with lowlifes, I’m just talking about ordinary people here. Parisians tend to be a little “intellectual” and it becomes a whole exercise for them, so it gets me a little flustered. What I mean by "flustered" is that I don’t have much respect for it. I just say, "Okay, get a cop." I’m not going to get into a whole dialogue because, for me, I don’t agree with their premise. I do agree that you could ask me why I took a photo, but it depends how you ask me. You don’t treat me as a piece of shit; I’m not going to take it. You have to have a tough skin to be a street photographer.

Bruce Gilden: Postcards from America, Magnum Miami

The Postcards from America project brings Magnum photographers together to work collaboratively documenting issues and people across the United States. Most recently, the project focused on the United States’ presidential election with a temporary ‘bureau’ set up in Miami, FL. The purpose was to look at the election through the perspective of people who would not or could not take part in the voting process. Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden provided us with his own insight into his work on the Postcards project.

LOOK3 Festival Announces Roster for Master Talks, Evening Projections | PDNPulse

  Photographers scheduled to talk about their work and careers as part of the Master Talks series at this year’s LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph will include Lynsey Addario, Ernesto Bazan, Camille Seaman, Bruce Gilden, Robin Schwartz, and Hank Willis Tho

Lynsey Addario, Ernesto Bazan, Camille Seaman, Bruce Gilden, Robin Schwartz, and Hank Willis Thomas, festival organizers have announced. The festival will take place June 7, 8 and 9 in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

A Postcard From Rochester

Last May, five Magnum photographers (Paolo Pellegrin, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Mikhael Subotzky and myself) and the writer Ginger Strand, set out from San Antonio, Texas in an RV named Uncle J…

Ten Magnum photographers will be working in Rochester. Two of these photographers have already gotten started. A couple weeks ago, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Jim Goldberg picked up Uncle Jackson in Oakland and began driving to Rochester. You can see some pictures from their trip here. On their way, Alessandra and Jim picked me up in Minnesota. Later today we’ll be joining Bruce Gilden, Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Larry Towell, Alex Webb, and Donovan Wylie in Rochester. For two weeks we’ll be living together and working together.

Leica & Magnum: The Spirit Lives Here by Bruce Gilden

In our latest photo essay made in collaboration with Magnum Photos, we follow Bruce Gilden to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Bruce Gilden first traveled to Haiti in 1984 and made 19 trips over the course of 10 years, culminating in his book titled, quite simply, “Haiti”. In February and March 2010, he went back to Port-au-Prince to witness firsthand what had happened in the wake of the earthquake. What he found was a city destroyed and people who are poor of everything but grace, pride and a distinctive soul

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Haiti, a land of great spirit and tremendous hardship occupies a special place in my heart. My first visit to Haiti goes back to 1985. Then, for ten years, I made a total of 19 trips, and my work culminated in the publication of the book “Haiti”

Interview with Bruce Gilden

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AMERICANSUBURB X: INTERVIEW – “Interview with Bruce Gilden”:

Bruce Gilden: I guess I’d be classified as a street photographer beuse I work in the street. In fact, if you saw me on the street, you would see a very active, energetic person who probably, while taking a picture, would be jumping at somebody in a certain athletic mode, in a certain dance. All photographers do this, I guess. There could be a film made on the dance of photography, and I think I, in my special way, made a contribution to that.

Magnum Blog / Detroit: The Troubled City

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Bruce Gilden says:

My work on foreclosed homes in Detroit has actually been a continuation of a project that started in Fort Myers, Florida in September 2008. For me the major concentration of the work is on the houses or what’s left of the houses. I chose to photograph them mostly straight on like my street work in a very blunt fashion.

Fort Myers in foreclosure | InSight America

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Bruce Gilden photographed and interviewed scores of people in South Florida who have lost their homes and are already suffering through hard times. Later this week, Magnum in Motion will present a multimedia package of Gilden’s work.

Check it out here