A portrait of the photographer Bruce Davidson at the time of his exhibition of the Brooklyn Gang photos nearly 50 years after they were first taken. Includes an encounter with one of the original gang members. Made for the Thirteen/WNET City Arts series.
Nominated for 2000 New York Emmy Award:
Outstanding Fine Arts Programming: Segment or Series of Segments
This photo essay, part of our collaboration with Magnum Photos, documents Alex Webb's exploration of Chicago and the Loop. Inspired in part by one of his early influences, Ray Metzker's "My Camera and I in the Loop," he explores the streets of the US's "Second City." Though unlike the street photographers of the so-called Chicago School (Callahan, Metzger, Sturr, Sterling), Alex Webb has chosen to photograph the city's multitudinous character in color. Having spent most of his 30 year long career shooting outside of the US, Alex Webb turns his lens to his home nation during this very important election year.
Read our interview with Alex Webb on the Leica Camera blog: http://bit.ly/ybUG00