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Skateboarding in New York City by Bill Eppridge Captures the 1960s

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: life.time and mymodernmet
The Skateboarding in New York City photo series grants a nostalgic glimpse into the beginnings of a beloved and respected sport. What was once an underground pastime has now become a full-fledged skill that many have pursued as a career. Yet this photography project shows a more playful side to skateboarding in contrast to today's competitive spirit.

Shot entirely in black and white by photojournalist Bill Eppridge, the Skateboarding in New York City photo series takes place in the 1960s. Skateboarding was first introduced in the '40s and '50s, but it was the '60s that it began to truly flourish. By exhibiting the excitement and exhilaration kids experienced when zooming down pedestrian walkways and streets, it is obvious why this sport took off like it did. Many people will enjoy it for the emotion captured.