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Gallery: Bruce Davidson's Stunning Photography of 1960's Brooklyn and Beyond

Fantastic and thought-provoking American photographer Bruce Davidson recently received the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award at this year’s Sony World Photography Awards in London, acknowledging a lifetime of photographic excellence and important documentation of the Civil Rights Movement. His celebrated work — one of his photographs was famously used for the cover of the Beastie Boys’ Ill Communication, plus, you know, he got a Guggenheim — is incredibly humanizing and beautiful, and Davidson seems to see his subjects as they see themselves, allowing the viewer to move among the images undetected. Click through to see a few of our favorite photographs from the World Photography Organization exhibit, and check out his Magnum Photos page or the 2010 book of Davidson’s work, Outside Inside, for more.

Kathy and Arty at the Ocean Time Bar, Coney Island, 1959