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Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro : two American photographers in Britain and Ireland / edited by Jennifer A. Watts and Scott Wilcox.

New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
220 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Reference Library
TR790 .B76 2014 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references.
"Bruce Davidson (b. 1933) and Paul Caponigro (b. 1932) are two of the greatest American photographers of their generation. Working in different traditions, and exhibiting fundamentally distinct approaches, they are both brilliant observers whose art inspires and provokes. This book, the first to pair the two, examines the work they produced during visits to Britain and Ireland in the 1960s and 1970s. The gritty sensibility that made Bruce Davidson's series Brooklyn Gang such a sensation was unmistakable as he trained his camera on the gamut of British society, travelling from London to Scotland and later to the mining region of Wales. Paul Caponigro, steeped in a formalist black-and-white landscape tradition, made expressive portraits of prehistoric stone circles, dolmens, and ancient Irish churches in the landscape. Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro brings the work of these artists together into a dramatic visual dialogue. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
Caponigro, Paul, 1932-
Davidson, Bruce, 1933-
Landscape photography -- Great Britain.
Landscape photography -- Ireland.
Photographers -- United States -- Biography.
Travel photography -- Great Britain.
Watts, Jennifer A., editor.
Wilcox, Scott, editor.

  • Observation and vision : a British context / Scott Wilcox
  • Strangers in a strange land / Jennifer A. Watts
  • Gallery
  • Checklist.