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Bruce Gilden
American, b. 1946 (Member)
Featured Essays
Aug 6, 2019
With motivation coming from personal family experiences, Bruce Gilden began photographing drug addicted women in 2015. These portraits have all been taken on the streets of notorious neighborhoods where drugs can be found and money earned to support the subjects’ habits.
Gilden’s 2018 book “Only God Can Judge Me” is dedicated to women he photographed over the span of three years in Miami. Earlier... More...
Featured Essays
Dec 4, 2018
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Amnesty France has assigned Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden to portrait human rights defenders coming from all over the world to participate at the international summit held in Paris.

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Featured Essays
Oct 10, 2018
“Looking at this work 37 years later is a walk down memory lane. I went over my contact sheets more carefully and I discovered many photographs that I had never selected previously. I find some of them wonderful and I think that they all stand the test of time.”

Syracuse features Gilden’s work shot during a 1981 residency in the city of Syracuse, in Upstate New York. Gilden himself had forgotten the... More...
Mar 22, 2017
Magnum is proud to partner with StreetFoto San Francisco to offer a very special masterclass with Magnum Photographer Bruce Gilden.

Gilden brings to his masterclass his unique style of street photography which has truly become his own over the past 40 years of working in New York City and other urban areas, both in the US and abroad. He will work with students to teach them how to improve their pictures... More...
Featured Essays
Nov 2, 2016
On October 19, 2016, the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took place in Las Vegas. Meanwhile in New York City, drinkers at The Village PourHouse gathered to watch it, partaking in the now popular, country-wide pursuit of political debate drinking games. With $8 cocktails Donald Drumpf (rum, lime juice, pineapple juice, grenadine) and Secret Server (vodka, blue curacao,... More...