Photographer Turns Lens on Brownsville

Time Magazine photographer Reed Young, who lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and a friend recently spent two weeks photographing street scenes in Brownsville, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city. Local recreation supervisor Greg Jackson provided an escort for the pair. Although a few people tried to rough up Young and his friend, most of the photo shoots were hassle-free. According to Time, Young walked away from the project seeing Brownsville divided between the good and the bad, with little in between. “There’s a saying in Brownsville that if you’re 25, you’re either dead, in jail or have quit the gang life,” he says.

January 31, 2012 - 5:36pm



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