ilden's curiosity for strong characters and individual peculiarities has been
present from the beginning of his career. His first major project, which he worked on until 1986, is focused on Coney Island, the legendary New York
beach. Then, in 1984, he began to work in Haiti, where he returned nineteen times. The book Haiti concluded this work in 1996. In 2010, Gilden went
back to Haiti, and has now returned three more times to work on a second work dedicated to the Haitians everyday life struggles.
Since 1981, Bruce Gilden had been working on his project about the
streets of New York City. It culminated in the publication of Facing New York in 1992, and later in 2005, in A Beautiful Catastrophe. His next project
After the Off, explored rural Ireland and its passion for horseracing.
Published in 2000, Gilden's book, Go, is the result of Gilden's
immersion in Japanese culture. In 2008, Bruce Gilden felt the need of photographing his own country and drew a social portrait of America in this time
of great recession. In the fall of 2011, Gilden will have completed in Nevada the fourth segment of his extended personal project on foreclosures, No
Place like Home. Gilden's work has been exhibited widely in major galleries and museums, and his prints are in the collections of Tokyo Metropolitan
Museum of Photography, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Musée de l Elysée, in Lausanne.
Bruce Gilden joined Magnum in 1998. He lives in New York.
Bruce Gilden brings to the workshop his unique style of street
photography which has truly become his own over the past 25 years of working in New York City and other urban areas, both in the US and abroad. He
will work with the students to teach them how to improve their pictures shot in the streets by best identifying their working style for street
photography, and aiding them in gaining street smart sensibilities necessary to working in any environment- that ability to be in the middle of the
scenario, but be unobtrusive.
Bruce Gilden will review students portfolios, followed by reviewing their recently-completed assignment and film shot during workshop.
Bruce Gilden will spend one session with the students working in
the street. This will include technical discussions and demonstrations of working with electronic flash in combination with available
The workshop will be held in English.
INFORMATION & REGISTRATIONS
further information and booking, please visit Festival's website (http://en.photofestival.gr/bruce-gilden/), contact by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +30 210 9211750.