The Age of Adolescence

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Oh to be young in fifties and sixties America. For you would have the chance to be photographed by Joseph Sterling. His book ‘The Age of Adolescence’ documents teenage life from 1959 to 1964 and captures every explosive moment.

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A pupil of Harry Callahan whose circle of photographic friends included street photographer Ray Metzker his work beautifully shows the bravado, vanity, anxiety and yearning of those testosterone fuelled years.

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