My way of working is to enter an unknown world, explore it over a period of time, and learn from it.

—Bruce Davidson

Jackson Fine Art is pleased to start off the summer with two exhibitions by Bruce Davidson, one of the most celebrated and influential photographers of the 20th century. Since Henri Cartier-Bresson invited him to join the Magnum Photos agency in 1958, Davidson has established a reputation for his ability to engage his subjects, often concentrating on people on the outskirts or those explicitly concerned with redefining boundaries.

In Color, a recent monograph published by Steidl, presents Bruce Davidson’s personal selections from his lesser-known color archive. Ranging from a period of fifty-six years and counting, these images are representative of the photographer’s color career. Assignments from various magazines (Vogue, National Geographic, Life magazine) and commercial projects led him to photograph fashion (early 1960s), the Shah of Iran with his family (1964), keepers of French monuments (1988), the supermodel Kylie Bax (1997), and college cheerleaders (1989). He photographed in India and China, but also at home in New York, in Chicago, and along the Pacific Coast Highway.