Bruce Davidson Photography: The Jokers, Brooklyn Gang (1959)

Bruce Davidson’s 1959 project, Brooklyn Gang, is an intimate photographic study of a rebellious Brooklyn teenage gang, who called themselves The Jokers. Not only is Davidson’s work a sincere portrayal of troubled teenagers coming of age, but it also acts as a documentation of teenage life during 1950s, exposing the emotional climate of that time period and exposing the dark side of a supposedly innocent time period.

 

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4 Responses to “Bruce Davidson Photography: The Jokers, Brooklyn Gang (1959)”
  1. Great photographs – but if you hadn’t told me what year these were taken I would have said that they were contemporary! Actually they were taken in the year I was born. Amazing!

  2. drisssale says:

    Reblogged this on driss sale.

  3. Mel says:

    ♥ it! Thanks for such wonderful pictures.

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