Brooklyn Gang, Summer 1959. Photographs by Bruce Davidson. Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, 1998. 96 pp. Large quarto. First printing. Clothound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 67 sheet-fed gravure reproductions. |
From Sean O'Hagan's review, Joker in the pack: Bruce Davidson's photographs of a Brooklyn gang, Guardian, Monday 21 June 2010
"In 1959, there were about 1,000 gang members in New York City, mainly teenage males from ethnically-defined neighbourhoods in the outer boroughs. In the spring of that year, Bruce Davidson read a newspaper article about outbreaks of street fighting in Prospect Park and travelled across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan in search of a gang to photograph.
"I met a group of teenagers called the Jokers," he wrote in the afterword to his seminal book of insider reportage, Brooklyn Gang. "I was 25 and they were about 16. I could easily have been taken for one of them." >READ MORE
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