Black and White Photos Of Teenage Gangs Of New York City In 1959


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos

In the summer of 1959, 25 year old photographer Bruce Davidson read about the teenage gangs of New York City. Connecting with a social worker to make initial contact with a gang, Davidson became a daily observer and photographer of this alienated youth culture. At the time there were an estimated thousand gang members in New York City.

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Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos


Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos

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