Quote 08: Bruce Davidson

What’s great about looking at your work is the emotion comes back. The rhythm of what you were photographing comes back. It’s almost like a musical score.

What I’d like is to be rediscovered. One of the reasons I did the book before engaging any institution in showing my work is that I knew it would stay. (No one was beating down my door, anyway.) I thought: “I want the curators to see. I don’t think they know me. I want them to see me, to see what I’ve done and what I could be doing.” I didn’t play the art world at all. I didn’t even play the fashion world. I could have easily become an incredible fashion photographer. I threw it aside because I felt a calling. It seemed real to me.

Source: NYTimes Lens
More of Bruce Davidson's work at Magnum Photos website.