photography: bruce davidson

The Jokers: Gang of New York

Bruce Davidson’s 1959 project Brooklyn Gang is an intimate photographic study of a rebellious Brooklyn teenage gang, who called themselves The Jokers. Nit 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 the 1950’s, exposing the emotional climate of that time period and exposing the dark side of a supposedly innocent time period.