June 14, 2012

Car Stripping in Brooklyn, 1980's

After moving to the south side of Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1988, James Cathcart became interested in observing, documenting and working with the process of ‘car stripping’. In the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, Williamsburg was a convenient neighborhood for the dismantling of stolen cars and the resale of used car parts. His observation of car stripping and disposal in Williamsburg continued through the mid nineties — when the neighborhood began changing rapidly.



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