How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

Categories: History | Society

Have you ever wondered how teenagers have changed over the past five decades? How have the clothes they wear changed? What have become the cars on which they dissect the city? What are the companies they hang out in like? The Joseph Billows Gallery in San Diego is currently hosting an exhibition featuring old and modern photographs that tell about the physical, social and emotional aspects of youth and the accompanying identity formation.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

These photographs, taken in the period from the 1960s to the present day, represent a collective portrait of youth together with its characteristic clumsiness, naivety, rage, enthusiasm, beauty and anxiety.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

Two girls with big wheels. Photo: Kristin Osinski, 1983.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

Photo: Mark Steinmetz, Georgia, 1997.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

Photo: Sage Sawyer, South Boston, 1982.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

Photo: Bill Yates, 1972.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

Photo: Enrico Natali. Graduation, Detroit, 1968.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

David is in his room. Photo: Linda Brooks, 1981.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

California, 1993. Photo: Duncan Mccossker.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

1972. Photo: Bill Yates.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

Chicago, 1965. Photo: Edward Sturr.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

July 1980. Photo: Joan Albert Martin.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

1959. Photo: Joseph Sterling.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

1997, the border of the states of Georgia and North Carolina. Photo: Mark Steinmetz.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

Hawaii, 1983. Photo: Duncan McCosker.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

Italy, 2010. Photo: Andrea Modica.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

2010. Photo: Michael Mulno.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

Juliet, 1979. Photo: John Myers.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

California, 1973. Photo: Jean Brown Berkeley.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

19-year-old Rodney, 1968. Photo: Elaine Mayes.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

1967. Photo: Roger Vail.

How teenagers have changed over the past 50 years

Modena, Italy, 2010. Photo: Andrea Modica.

Keywords: USA | History | Teenagers | Past | Youth | 60s | Vintage | Society | San diego | Vintage pictures

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