In the late 1950s in one of the poorest cities in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Léopoldville (modern-day Kinshasa) a subculture emerged.
Posts Tagged: Gangs
In the spring of 1959 Bruce Davidson met a group of teenagers in Brooklyn who called themselves The Jokers.
Gangs of Brooklyn
“Crew [of teen gang members] is shown in jiffy wagon as they were transported to Adolescent Court.”
In the late 70’s and early 80’s, Chicago gangbangers carried and distributed business cards.
Teen Angels Magazine
Teen Angels magazine: “The voice of the varrio since 1979″.
Lo-lifes were a late eighties and early nineties New York gang movement with a cultish dedication to Polo by Ralph Lauren.
Jon Savage recently wrote a fascinating article for Vice on the Wandervogel and German youth gangs in the 1930s.