Face - DMB Represents

“Face”, Gilden’s just published book, combines face portraits that he took from 2012 to 2014 during his travels in America, Great Britain, and Colombia. The frames are entirely filled by unforgiving portraits of people who have been battered and bruised by life itself. Bruce Gilden’s mugshots are exactly that: the result of being mugged by his camera by being poor, disenfranchised and, in some instances, by a retreat into alcoholism or addiction. Unusually, he was able to gain permission from all his subjects.