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Bruce Davidson
In 1959, Bruce Davidson read about the teenage gangs of New York City. Connecting with a social worker to make initial contact with a gang in Brooklyn called The Jokers, Davidson became a daily observer and photographer of this alienated youth culture. The Fifties are often considered passive and pale by our standards of urban reality, but Davidson's photographs prove otherwise. Nearly 70 sheet-fed gravure plates show images of tough people, tough lives, tough lovers, all trying to be cool. They are followed by a short recollection by the photographer and a lengthier interview with Bengie, a surviving...

Bruce Davidson 1959

USA. Brooklyn, NY. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. The Statue of Liberty...
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USA. Brooklyn, NY. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. Playing stickball on...
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USA. Coney Island, NY. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. Teens fighting on...
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USA. New York City. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. Greasy young man who...
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USA. Brooklyn, NY. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. In a diner.
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USA. Brooklyn, NY. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. Bengie at Helen’s candy...
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USA. Brooklyn, NY. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. Bengie inside the candy...
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USA. New York City. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. Comic book store.
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USA. New York City. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. Comic book store.
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USA. New York City. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. Subway.
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USA. Brooklyn, NY. 1957. Couple necking on pole at basement party...
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USA. New York City. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. Party.
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USA. New York City. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. Teenager couple smoking...
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USA. New York City. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. On a bus.
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USA. New York City. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. Lefty showing his tattoo....
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USA. New York City. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. Backseat of a car.
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1959 USA. New York City. Brooklyn Gang.
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