take care of my people… “Forty years ago this week, LIFE magazine published an intimate and, for the time, remarkably even-handed article on the mounting problems associated with street gangs in New York and other cities around the country. The piece focused on one gang in particular — the Reapers in the South Bronx — and featured a series of powerful color pictures by a young photographer named John Shearer.” Except from an interesting article over on the LIFE magazine website about the documentation of New York gang The Reapers by one of their fledgling reportage photographers back in the 1970’s.  Check it out HERE

take care of my people…

“Forty years ago this week, LIFE magazine published an intimate and, for the time, remarkably even-handed article on the mounting problems associated with street gangs in New York and other cities around the country. The piece focused on one gang in particular — the Reapers in the South Bronx — and featured a series of powerful color pictures by a young photographer named John Shearer.

Except from an interesting article over on the LIFE magazine website about the documentation of New York gang The Reapers by one of their fledgling reportage photographers back in the 1970’s.  Check it out HERE