Renowned photographer Bruce Davidson received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1962 to photograph the people and events of the Civil Rights Movement. As witness to some of the most heroic and important events of the 1960s, Davidson gives us a first hand account of these racially charged times. He also tenderly records the every day experience of the African American, from images of school houses to weddings.
Born in 1933, Davidson attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and Yale University. In October of 1955 his college thesis was published in LIFE Magazine, where he later worked as a freelance photographer. In 1958 he became a member of Magnum Photos and in 1966 Davidson was awarded the first grant in photography from the National Endowment for the Arts.