Farm Boys and Farm Girls USA
Bruce Gilden, the polarizing master of street photography continues his work of powerful portraiture with his latest series on young farm kids. “Farm Boys & Farm Girls USA”
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The Magnum photographer who grew up as a “city boy” and spent most of his career working in urban environments couldn’t be further removed from the ways of life of the agricultural community in Middle America.
In 2014, as he was photographing at crowded state fairs, he came upon these young people showcasing and selling their livestock. It revealed an unfamiliar and fascinating world that took him “outside his comfort zone”.
In 2017, Gilden decided to continue his work on the farm kids. He followed them at state fairs and livestock exhibitions where they fiercely compete, and at educational conventions where they learn how to become successful members of the agricultural community.
Farm Boys & Farm Girls USA - will be on display at MiamiPhotoFest 2019 - Feb 27th - Mar 3rd.
All Prints are signed and available for sale during this event.
Defined by his energetic style of photography and his close approach to his subjects, Bruce Gilden’s powerful work in black & white and now in color have brought the Magnum photographer worldwide fame. Master of street photography, Gilden has been working for five decades on the streets of the major capitals in the world.. Bruce Gilden has published nineteen monographs and his work widely exhibited around the world is part of numerous permanent collections such as the Getty Museum, MOMA, New York, Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. He has received nine grants and in 2013 he became a recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship.
Bruce Gilden joined Magnum Photos in 1998.