I came across Bruce Davidson's black and white body of photography - Brooklyn Gang - via Retronaut - and was completely taken. I'm a girl who loves a black and white photograph and this series taken in 1959 captures a favorite bygone era as well. The photos are gritty and raw:
Davidson’s 1959 project Brooklyn Gang is an intimate photographic study of a rebellious Brooklyn teenage gang, who called themselves The Jokers. Davidson was able to document their candid manifestations of worry, energy, enthusiasm, anger, and occasional sadness. The gang seemed to exist in their own secluded world, meandering from Coney Island to diners and taxicabs, anxiously moving forward with an unknown future and unknown goals. 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 the 1950s, exposing the emotional climate of that time period and exposing the dark side of a supposedly innocent time period.
I encourage you to google and check out Davidson's other bodies of work.
Soundtrack? I'm thinkin' The Stray Cats: