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Jamel Shabazz’s 40 Years of Sights and Styles in New York

When Jamel Shabazz began photographing New York in 1980, the city was recovering from one of its most tumultuous periods. By the late-1970s, New York was facing a faltering economy, a serious drug problem and the physical deterioration of many neighborhoods. New York was ripe for sociological analysis and hand-wringing.

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