- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via larmoyante)
Bruce Davidson: “I met a group of teenagers in summer 1959 in Brooklyn who called themselves the Jokers. At the time there were an estimated thousand gang members in New York City,” he wrote. “I was twenty-five and they were about sixteen. I could easily have been taken for one of them.”
For several months Davidson followed the Jokers on their endless wanderings around their Brooklyn turf and beyond. He captured them hanging out in Prospect Park, where outdoor dances were held on weekend summer nights, and lounging on the beach at Coney Island.