Major Exhibition of Bruce Davidson & Paul Caponigro Heads to West Coast

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Major Exhibition of Bruce Davidson & Paul Caponigro Heads to West Coast

Two of the most prolific photographers of the last 40-50 years comes to The Huntington in San Marino, California with the exclusive West Coast exhibition Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland.

I was going to write something witty, but Jennifer A Watts, the exhibition’s co-curator and curator of photographs at The Huntington says all you really need to know:

“For Caponigro, Ireland and Britain became sites of creative energy to which he returned repeatedly. Davidson brought the same gritty street sensibility that had made his Brooklyn Gang series a sensation among photograph collectors. The exhibition examines the artistic, social, and historical forces informing two master photographers as they bring American eyes to enduring landscapes and changing cultural scenes.”

Paul Caponigro (b. 1932), Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland, 1988, gelatin silver print. © Paul Caponigro, photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Paul Caponigro (b. 1932), Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland, 1988, gelatin silver print. © Paul Caponigro, photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Paul Caponigro (b. 1932), Running White Deer, Wicklow, Ireland, 1967, gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 × 19 1/8 in. © Paul Caponigro.

Paul Caponigro (b. 1932), Running White Deer, Wicklow, Ireland, 1967, gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 × 19 1/8 in. © Paul Caponigro.

 

Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), London, 1960, gelatin silver print. © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos, photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), London, 1960, gelatin silver print. © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos, photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), London, 1960, gelatin silver print. © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos, photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), London, 1960, gelatin silver print. © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos, photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), Wales, 1965, gelatin silver print. © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos, photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), Wales, 1965, gelatin silver print. © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos, photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), London, 1960, gelatin silver print. © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos, photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), London, 1960, gelatin silver print. © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos, photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

“The installation divides the gallery into two separate but equal sections devoted to each artist’s work. Davidson’s photographs are organized according to the four trips he made on assignment between 1960 and 1967. Caponigro’s work is being seen in geographic sections that account for the numerous trips he made to the British Isles over more than two decades.”

The exhibition runs through March 9th, 2015.

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