See what 20 years did to the impoverished residents of Pigeon Hill
Jeffrey Wolin took the Indiana neighborhood of Pigeon Hill and turned it inside out for all to see. Transfixed by the characters in this impoverished neighborhood in the housing projects of Bloomington, Ind., he photographed them from 1987 to 1991. Their mullets and blowouts, incomparable. Many hold in their eyes the clarity and rawness of youth.
Seven years ago, Wolin came across a story about a young woman who was murdered, and he recognized her as one his subjects. It made him wonder what had happened to all of them, and he set out to track them down.
A former refugee’s moving photos of a crisis that he knows so well
It was like looking in a mirror. Years ago, he had taken the same long and painful journey. He fled his country, leaving his home and family. He crossed a desert and a sea only to arrive on the streets of Europe with nothing.
Looking back at some of the U.K.’s first teenagers, the #Teddy_Boys
The Teddy Boys were a study in contrast — a cocktail of formal styling and vulgarity, poured together and shaken up violently.
The youth culture emerged shortly after the birth of the concept of the “teenager” sweeping the U.K. in the 1950s. Instantly recognizable in their Edwardian-influenced dress, they pushed against post-World War II society with flamboyance and hyper-masculinity. They favored luxe fabrics cut into sharp suits, tied it together with a bootlace or thin tie, and whipped their hair into resplendent quiffs. And as they gained a reputation for violence, donning the look could be grounds for being thrown out of an establishment.
#photographie Chris Steele-Perkins