farm city!

DOCUMERICA. | August 26, 2010

Danny Lyon. Photographer / Filmmaker. USA.

I’m reading Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude, about a white kid growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s. Gentrification, urbanism, graffiti, the beginning of rap music – all themes in the life + the book.
As these things go, I stumbled across a bunch of photos of Brooklyn in the 1970s – taken by Danny Lyon for DOCUMERICA, a program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency.
And so, Brooklyn summertime, stoop-sitting, graffiti and concrete playgrounds.


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