Theory & Practice

Another Kind of Life: Exploring Photography from the Margins of Society

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Jim Goldberg USA. Hollywood, California. 1988-89. "I'm Dave." The stomach and scar of Tweeky Dave, one of the leaders and spokespeople for homeless youth on the streets of Hollywood. There are differing stories (...)
Jim Goldberg USA. Hollywood, California. 1989. "Dave at McDonald's." Dave is jealous of Echo and her new boyfriend. His body, weak from drug abuse and neglect, is giving out. © Jim Goldberg | Magnum Photos
Jim Goldberg Tank. Tank, a homeless youth on roller skates, was pushed through a plate glass window by a kid who was angry with him. He is being confronted by a cop on Hollywood Boulevard, telling his side of t (...)
Jim Goldberg "Girl with No Name." This girl is holding a crack pipe - so crazed that she searches every corner of the sidewalk, picking up white refuse, hoping it will be crack. She has broken an identification (...)
Jim Goldberg "Early Morning, Plummer Park." This is a place where homeless outreach advocates give out free food, condoms and other services. This 14-year-old had just come back from a bad trick with a Hollywoo (...)
Jim Goldberg USA. San Francisco. 1989. "Medical Examiner, City of San Francisco (part 1)." The coroner in the San Francisco city morgue laboratory discusses the rise in deaths among the San Francisco homeless. (...)
Jim Goldberg "I'm Dave." A group of runaway teenagers leave their squat to go to Hollywood Boulevard to panhandle and find food. In the foreground is Tweeky Dave, one of the leaders and spokespeople for homeles (...)
Jim Goldberg USA. West Hollywood, Los Angeles. 1988. "Slamming Alcohol." The Palms Hotel. Cookie, a street kid, having just discovered that she is pregnant, wants to celebrate. As no one has any speed or wants (...)
Bruce Davidson USA. Coney Island, NY. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. On the boardwalk at West Thirty-third Street, Coney Island. Left to right: Junior, Bengie, Lefty. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson USA. Brooklyn, NY. 1957. Couple necking on pole at basement party while girl looks on, from Brooklyn Gang. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson USA. New York City. 1959. Brooklyn Gang. Coney Island. Kathy fixing her hair in a cigarette machine mirror. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Jim Goldberg USA. San Francisco. 1986. "Beating the Snitch." The guy holding the snitch in a headlock is about to slam his head into the wall. © Jim Goldberg | Magnum Photos
Jim Goldberg "Echo, 4 Days Before the Baby was Born." Echo is dealing speed out of the Crystal Hotel, waiting for her boyfriend to get out of jail and her mom to arrive to help with the birth. San Francisco, Ca (...)
Jim Goldberg USA. San Francisco. 1987. "Tank, Room 17, Riviera Hotel." San Francisco, the Riviera Hotel window. Tank, a homeless youth, has just woken up midday from being fast asleep. Hungover, he pulls out hi (...)
Bruce Davidson | Brooklyn Gang Kathy fixing her hair in a cigarette machine mirror, Coney Island, New York City, USA. 1959. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos