1950s calling earth...

“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”

- Wikipedia

Thank you to Vonalina and to Michael McKean

6 comments to 1950s calling earth…

  • Nicole Verity

    This is NOT your Mother’s ‘Laverne & Shirley’!

  • Jenny Jacoby

    I adore these. What wonderful moments, presumably all taken in between singing about Summer Nights and being Stranded at the Drive-In.

  • Jemima

    I really want this book - but it’s going for the rather out of my league price of £657.77 on amazon. Maybe not then. Thanks for posting such wonderful pictures though!

  • Jez Kay

    Love the main shot. V much time traveller. Same as the comics!

  • Die 1950er Jugend aus Brooklyn

    [...] Auf Wikipedia gibt’s umfassendere Infos über Davidson und seinen Werdegang, die restlichen Bilder findet ihr beim Retronauten. [...]

  • We like that » Blog Archiv » Brooklyn Gang

    [...] Jokers” aus Brooklyn fotografisch dokumentiert hat. Mehr Bilder aus dem Projekt gibt es bei hier. Bei all den Fotos mit Schmierschädeln muss ich natürlich sofort an The Wanderers denken. [...]

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