The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s

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The South Bronx

Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Photographer and documentary Camilo Jose Vergara uses photographs as “a means of discovery, as a tool to clarify visions and build knowledge about a particular city or place.” Pictures for Vergara are the starting point in asking questions Or links to other images or exploring new territories and ideas.
In 1970, Vergara began documenting street life in New York, which involved children, families and communities living in the city’s urban breakup. The photographs of Vergara showed parts of New York, which looked like bomb zones of military operations, devoid of areas that suffered from the worst in the city and in a state of indifference.

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East Harlem
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Girls with Barbie, East Harlem
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Puerto Rican wedding, East Harlem
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Fifth Ave At 110th Street, East Harlem
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Cadillac Fleetwood, Harlem
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Lexington Avenue, Harlem
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
The Bronx River, The Bronx
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
South Bronx
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s


Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
On the way to Harlem
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
View of the World Trade Center under construction from Dwayne Street
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Hoe Avenue on 172nd Street, the Bronx
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Badge of the social club, South Bronx
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Lower East Side, Manhattan
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Store of the Lower East Side
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Militant display, window, Bushwick, Brooklyn
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Avenue C, Lower East Side
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
The Boy, Morrisania, South Bronx
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Hunts Point, South Bronx
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
1148 Longwood Avenue, The Bronx
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Lower East Side, Manhattan
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Eagle and Westchester Avenues, Bronx
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
East Harlem
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
Garage, Bushwick, Brooklyn
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
113 The South Bronx
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
East 167th Street, South Bronx
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
65 East 125th Street, Harlem
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
65 East 125th Street, Harlem
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress
View of Lower Manhattan from the Manhattan Bridge
The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s
Camilo Jose Vergara / Library of Congress

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