17 December 2012

POINT London snaps up Bruce Gilden

by Robin Richmond, Conference director

Bruce Gilden © Bruce Gilden/Magnum Photos

Bruce Gilden, the celebrated Magnum photographer has joined the speaker list for POINT London. Bruce’s work explores the way people live and is an uncompromising window on culture and society.

Bruce is renowned for his street photography, and signature use of flash and an intimacy created by the relationship between the camera and his subjects. “I’m known for taking pictures very close, and the older I get, the closer I get.”

Japan, Tokyo, Kaeda. Business man at lunchtime outside JR station,1996. © Bruce Gilden/Magnum Photos

Sherry, Hialeah, Florida. © Bruce Gilden/Magnum Photos

His work is characterised by a desire to record the nature of the city, its subcultures and the awkward idiosyncrasies that can found day-to-day on the street. A fuller biography is published on the Speakers page.

Japan, Shinjuku, 1999. Transvestite outside bar. © Bruce Gilden/Magnum Photos
Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Cemetry, 1988. © Bruce Gilden/Magnum Photos