John Loengard, Boy in Manchester

Boy in Manchester, Manchester, England, 1968

John Loengard © Time Inc.



In 1968, no cars interrupted the bleak vista behind a boy in one of the bleakest parts of England. There was no time to examine the wrinkles in the boy’s grimy shirt, before he turned to listen to his mother’s summons from down the block. Today, I’d expect him to be familiar with no-ironing-required T shirts, washing machines and traffic. Little wonder Walker Evans, who photographed the Great Depression, told students at Yale, “Prosperity is my aesthetic enemy.”

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