August 24, 2013

Teenagers, Brooklyn

Photograph by Robert Madden, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

In 1980s Brooklyn, teenage couples stand proudly before a flashy Trans Am. Photographer Robert Madden shot this image while on assignment for a June 1982 story by Alice J. Hall, who described the ever changing borough as "Much abused, much maligned, and much loved … an authentic American amalgam, with all its achievement and failure."


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18 comments
Julissa Rodriguez
Julissa Rodriguez

wow this pictures makes you feel like you living in the moment like acaully looking at them 

John Carpenter
John Carpenter

Awesome! Which are those red-white sneakers?:) 

TERRY T.
TERRY T.

Nice Car, Nice Car , Perfect

Anderson Jetton
Anderson Jetton

AH, classic.  Great music, and, We wore the clothes!!!

Shannon T
Shannon T

Aah, the eighties. Best music, worst fashion.

Stephen Saporito
Stephen Saporito

This was posted to my FB and I am shocked but this is my cousin Bruce to the far left. 86th st and Stillwell Ave...it was a cruising strip. Would take three hours to go ten blocks on a Friday or Saturday summer night. No we were not rich kids but we did drive some nice cars..We all worked from young ages and saved up to buy a car.Mowed lawns, shoveled snow , delivered bread, pizzas, bussed tables ect.  Its something you could do back in the day work, earn a good wage and save . Not today. Good memories.

Jocelyn Kinny
Jocelyn Kinny

Captured the 80's perfectly. Seems like only yesterday, which is strange; June 1982 was when I was born.

James Wales
James Wales

When I was small and watching Smokey And The Bandit, I really wanted a car like The Bandit's.  Still do.

Pain Hurts
Pain Hurts

The good ol days ... good ol boys, good girls, great cars. worry free, nice blue color on Trans AM brotha!!! I wonder if he ever got connected to the InterWebnet. I can bet you my left nut they went to the water shore after this and smoked a joint. Then, sandwiches, beers, and ....

David Pereira
David Pereira

Those teenager, must have been really rich.. thats a really nice car. pretty sure those didn't come cheap back in the day. 

Great photo though!

Steven G.
Steven G.

Just because they have mini mustaches they aren't teenagers? This is Brooklyn! Get it together people!

Hugo Brand
Hugo Brand

Wow... Those are some dodgy-looking "teenagers" :p

Justin Sykes
Justin Sykes

30 years since the photo.

I wonder what they look like now?  I hope they got an education and kicked the fags. 

Enyi Guo
Enyi Guo

I guess you don't know what a teenager is

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