(American, b. 1933)
Gelatin silver print
Image: 15.9 x 23.9 cm (6 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.); Paper: 20.3 x 25.2 cm (8 x 9 15/16 in.)
Gift of an anonymous donor 2018.720
© Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos
One of Davidson’s best-known series, Brooklyn Gang was inspired by a news story he read about a teenage gang called the Jokers.
Here, some of the Jokers hang out in front of Helen’s Candy Store, which was located on their block and served as a neighborhood community center, soda fountain, and newsstand. It also had a pay phone. It was the Jokers’ home away from home.
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