1980s NYC Street Photography by Jamel Shabazz

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“Back in the Days,” the Lower East Side, 1982  

(source: Curbed NY)

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“Street Photographers,” Times Square, 1983

(source: Curbed NY)

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“Man and Dog,” the Lower East Side, 1980

(source: Curbed NY)

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“Flying High,” Brooklyn, 1980

(source: Curbed NY)

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“The Righteous Brothers,” Brooklyn, circa 1980

(source: Curbed NY)

Tony-Rome-and-crew-_-Brooklyn-1982“Hot Fun in the Summertime,” Brooklyn, 1980                               “Tony Rome and Crew,” Brooklyn, 1982

(source: Curbed NY)

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“Back in the Days,” 1980                                                  Untitled, 1980

(source: Curbed NY)

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“Home Boys,” Brooklyn, 1982                         “Fly Girls,” Jamaica, Queens, 1990

(source: Curbed NY)

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“Rush Hour”, 1988

(source: Dazed)

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“Young Blood”, 1982 

(source: Dazed)

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“Back to the World” 

(source: Dazed)

Sources: In Focus archives [Curbed] and Dazed Digital (make sure to check them out to see the entire picture galleries)

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