(American, b. 1933)
Gelatin silver print on resin-coated paper
Paper: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)
Gift of an anonymous donor 2018.748
© Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos
One of Davidson’s best-known series, Brooklyn Gang was inspired by a news story about a teenage gang called the Jokers.
The gang member making out in the back seat of a car on the way home from Coney Island is Lefty, identifiable by his tattoo. “We always wondered why the girls liked him,” recalled Jokers member Bob Powers. “We never thought he was good-looking, but all the girls loved him. It was amazing.”
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