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Everyday Life in the Hood: New York 1970-1973

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Link: Everyday Life in the Hood: New York 1970-1973 – LightBox

When I arrived in New York City in 1970, the Bronx was burning. I was photographing New York City during the Vietnam War before it barely escaped bankruptcy and before the Internet. Once-imposing and elegant buildings were derelict; the streets were dirty; parks were semi-abandoned and decrepit-looking schools evoked a culture different and separate from mainstream America