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August 27, 2020

50 Black and White Photos Capture Portraits of San Diego's Young People in the 1980s

San Diego is a city in the U.S. state of California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. It is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California.

Portraits of young people of San Diego from 1980 to 1986

The city is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches. San Diego has been called “the birthplace of California”.

American photographer Harold Gee took these amazing photographs that show lifestyles of young people in San Diego from 1980 to 1986.
“Some photos from my crazy life immediately following the era of the initial punk scene in San Diego. It's difficult to demarcate where my personal life leaves off during this period.”

Bruce Perrault, Jay Johnson, Ernie Bornheimer, 1980

Charles Shields, DT, Mark Di Carlo, Martha Loy, 1980

Jan Beck, Bob Davidson, 1980

Ruby & Gary, Bruce, Meryl, Jay, 1980

James Puppy, Sheila, Robin Jackson, 1981

Kris Anderson, Gary Rachac, Patti Aande, 1981

Meryl Hart, Gulinora Alibekoglu, Tim Maze, 1981

Penetrators, 1981

Bart Mendoza, Yvonne & Joe, 1982

Juliet Yamada, Theresa Brown, Randy Herr, others, 1982

Kathy & Melinda Manion, Donna, 1982

Monique Esmedina, Fernando Castro, 1982

Dierk Laughery, Lloyd Masing, Toby Gibson, 1983

Edna Anya Dehessa DeVilllanueva & Charles Sheilds, 1983

John Vomit, Lloyd Masing from Personal Conflict, Susan Dollard, 1983

JoJo, Susan Dollard, Christina Porterfield, 1983

Marc Rude & others, 517 4th Avenue, 1983

Personal Conflict, 1983

Personal Conflict, 1983

Tina Nash, Kathleen Denton, Ted Meyer, 1983

517 4th Avenue, 1984

Matthew Rothenberg, Wendell Kling, & Ffriends, 1984

Peter Peterson, Charlene Chu, Jim Call, 1984

Anna Carlacci, 1985

Cindy Lee Berryhill, 1985

Erin Seaberg, Glen Shields, 1985

Ferenc Imre, 1985

Frank Waterhouse, L.A. County fair, 1985

Greg Imbecile, Jeff Marino...Downtown, 1985

Isabelle, 1985

Janos Novak & friend Susan, 1985

Jay's room, Charlie, Greenwich Village West, 1985

Jim Wood, Whitney, Elaine Verbugge, 1985

John Penuelas, painter, 1985

Julie Z, Yolanda Ariyana, John Penuelas painting, 1985

Karen Atkinson, Downtown artist, 1985

Michelle, Colleen, Peggy on 5th Avenue near Market Street, Downtown San Diego, 1985

Miriam "Makeda" Cheatom & Damagia Lee, 1985

Peter Peterson, Rebecca Orchard, Charlene Chu, 1985

Peter Von Marenholtz & Sheryll, 1985

Peter Von Marenholtz, 1985

Peter Von Marenholtz, Sheryll, 1985

Peter Von Marenholtz, Sheryll, 1985

Shannen Reese, Michelle Moody; John Stoup on the right, 1985

Tammy Pollard, Andrew Shadgett, 1985

Tim, Lyn, Trevor, 1985

Todd Tomarrow & Kristi Maddocks, 1985

Bobby, Eddie Liddle, 1986

Gary Rachac in Tashas Music City, Downtown San Diego, 1986

Harold & beautiful women, 1986

(Photo © Harold Gee )


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