Bruce Gilden's childhood in Brooklyn endowed him with a keen eye for observing urban behaviours and individual peculiarities, which he has documented throughout his career. He has published Facing New York (1992), and later A Beautiful Catastrophe (2005). Gilden, who has traveled and exhibited widely around the world, has received numerous awards, including the European Award for Photography and three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. He joined Magnum Photos in 1998 and lives in New York.
Bruno Barbey is a Frenchman born in Morocco. Barbey joined Magnum Photos in 1964, and became a full member in 1968, the year he documented the political unrest and student riots in Paris. Although he rejects the label of “war photographer,” he has covered civil wars in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Kuwait. Between 1979 and 1981, Barbey photographed Poland at a turning point in its history, publishing his work in the widely acclaimed book Poland (1982).
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