New York During the 70's [18 Pics]

Fifth Avenue, East Harlem, 1970.

Mar 7 2013

Camilo José Vergara visited New York during the Vietnam War, when many Hispanics and Blacks were beginning the movement to end the chains of oppression to become free.

Most of the places Camilo photographed were very dangerous to visit, let alone photograph.

Cover photo: Fifth Avenue, East Harlem, 1970.

South Bronx, 1970.

Abandoned cars sit in the streets of South Bronx, 1970.

Subway, South Bronx, 1970.

Subway, South Bronx, 1970.

Cadillac Fleetwood in Harlem, 1970.

Cadillac Fleetwood in Harlem, 1970.

Bronx, 1970.

Abandoned cars and buildings in Bronx, 1970.

World Trade Center under construction, Manhattan, 1970.

World Trade Center under construction, Manhattan, 1970.

Bronx River, Bronx, 1970.

Bronx River, Bronx, 1970.

South Bronx, 1970.

A drunk man lays passed out in South Bronx, 1970.

Hunts Point, South Bronx, 1970.

Hunts Point, South Bronx, 1970.

Brooklyn, 1971.

Kids playing with a broken toy in Brooklyn, 1971.

South Bronx, 1970.

A drunk man lays in the street of South Bronx, 1970. Note: the cigarette is still in that mans hand!

Avenue C, Lower East Side, 1970.

Avenue C, Lower East Side, 1970.

South Bronx, 1970.

South Bronx, 1970.

Puerto Rican wedding in East Harlem, 1970.

Puerto Rican wedding in East Harlem, 1970.

East Harlem, 1970.

Kids playing with dolls in East Harlem, 1970.

South Bronx, 1970.

South Bronx, 1970.

View from the subway platform, the South Bronx, 1970.

View from the subway platform, the South Bronx, 1970.

South Bronx, 1970.

Kids playing on an abandoned car in South Bronx, 1970.

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