Where Street Knowledge Meets Photography

The Street Is Watching

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Bruce Davidson

Bruce Davidson began taking photographs at the age of ten in Oak Park, Illinois. While attending Rochester Institute of Technology and Yale University, he continued to further his knowledge and develop his passion. He was later drafted into the army and stationed near Paris. There he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the founders of the Magnum Photos.
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Thomas Hoepker

Thomas Hoepker started taking pictures when he was 16 when he received an old 9x12 glass camera from his grandfather. He developed his prints in his family's kitchen and bathroom and started earning some money by selling photos to friends and classmates. From 1960 to 1963 he worked as a photographer for Münchner Illustrierte and Kristall.
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Danny Lyon

Brooklyn native Danny Lyon received a BA in history in 1963 from the University of Chicago, where he served as staff photographer for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. A self-taught photographer, he traveled with the Chicago Outlaws motorcycle club in 1965-1966 and published his pictures of the club members as The Bikeriders (1968). Since 1967 he has been an independent photographer and an associate at Magnum, and he has made films since 1969.