Thames & Hudson's PHOTOFILE series: Bruce Gilden

April 10, 2014

A Guggenheim Fellow and member of Magnum Photos since 1998, New York-based photographer, Bruce Gilden, is one of the most influential and recognizable names in street photography. Gilden has photographed a wide range of subjects over the years that include Japan's Yakuza mobsters, the homeless, prostitutes, members of bike gangs, Voodoo rituals in Haiti, rural Ireland horseracing and more. His work is the subject of the film Misery Loves Company: The Life and Death of Bruce Gilden. In part of their PHOTOFILE series, Thames & Hudson has published Bruce Gilden, a beautifully printed book that includes 80 photographs in color and duotone. Pick up a copy at Thames & Hudson

Bruce Gilden was born in 1946 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. After taking photography classes at the School of Visual Arts, he embarked on his first major project: recording tourists and pleasure-seekers visiting Coney Island, but he has also spent many years on projects devoted on projects in Haiti, Japan, and Ireland.)


Cover image                                           Courtesy of Thames & Hudson


19                                                                  Untitled, Tokyo, 1999. ©Bruce Gilden

33                                                                  Untitled, Bogotá, Colombia, 2013. ©Bruce Gilden

56                                                                  Untitled, Melbourne, Australia, 2011. ©Bruce Gilden