20 years of Collection Deutsche Börse features Bruce Davidson
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation is celebrating their art collection’s 20th anniversary with the exhibition We Love Photography! Curated by Martin Parr, 130 works by 56 photographers – including Walker Evans, Diane Arbus, Philip Jones Griffiths, and Bruce Davidson – have been selected from the collection, which was begun in 1999 to support contemporary photography.
Bruce Davidson has been a member of the Magnum Photos Agency since 1958 and is best-known for his photo-essays documenting subversive and counter culture groups. His photographs in the exhibition include those of Martin Luther King, two iconic images taken for his Brooklyn Gang series, and an aerial shot of the August 1963 March on Washington.
Martin Parr has spoken of the importance of the collection, stating “Photography, as we all know, seems to be the art form in modern times. Through photography, the individual can demonstrate and explore their relationship with our complex, ever-changing world. Art Collection Deutsche Börse represents most of the significant developments in photography in recent years.”
Deutsche Börse Group remains a major sponsor of contemporary photography. The Art Collection Deutsche Börse today comprises more than 900 works from around 90 international artists. In 2005, they became the primary sponsor of the annually awarded Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, founded by The Photographers’ Gallery, London in 1996.
We Love Photography! runs through May 24 at Deutsche Börse AG, The Cube, Eschborn. Find out more here.