Magnum solicited questions for Bruce Gilden from Facebook and Twitter then sat down with him at the kitchen table in the Magnum offices in New York to hear his answers. This is the first Ask Magnum interview and Bruce’s answers are candid and a little rambling but definitely worth a listen. Hit the jump to watch the video!
Bruce Gilden is no stranger to controversy. From his in-your-face street portraits to his Two Days In Apalachia which has been called poverty porn, everyone has an opininon on his work and his methodology. But Bruce reveals a kinder, gentler side when the Multistory cameras follow him around West Bram hunting for new subjects for his Face series. He talks about how his background influenced his work and really comes off as a frail human being doing his best to express a personal vision of the world. Hit the jump for the video!
Legendary Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden is well known for prowling the streets of Manhattan with his trust Leica M6 as he waits for the right moment to pop up and flash his subjects. Creating captivating images of people caught between moments as they suddenly realize someone is taking their picture. But his latest project is shot with digital equipment it’s interesting to see how the move to electronic film has affected his image making. Hit the jump for more info.
Take It Or Leave It With Bruce Gilden is a photo-critique series where Bruce tells up-and-coming photographers if their work is any good or total crap. The second episode looks at a bunch of street photography and Bruce actually liked a couple of the shots this time around! Hit the jump for the video.
Bruce Gilden is best known for his gritty street portraits shot close-up with flash. His “in your face” confrontational shooting style mirrors his bulldog personality and he’s not afraid to tell it like it is. So of course he should critique a bunch of art photography. Hit the jump for the best thing on the internet today.
M Magazine is a new publication featuring the work of Leica M photographers. The publication is avaialble in print as well as online and app versions and its “photo first” design aesthetic puts the emphasis on the images instead of drowning the viewer with advertising. Hit the jump for more details on the premiere issue M Magazine.
Bruce Gilden is one of the most divisive figures in modern street photography. His “in your face” confrontational style has sparked much debate about the boundaries of art and personal space and it seems people either love him or hate him. A new mini-documentary features Bruce shooting on the streets in New York City. Hit the jump for the full video.