Huck magazine showcases the 1960s bohemian Brooklyn photographs of Guzman’s Connie Hansen

In her Huck magazine article “Photos that capture the real Brooklyn kids of the ’60s,” writer Sara Rosen interviews Connie Hansen, of photo duo Guzman, about her distinctive black & white photos documenting her life as part of the freewheeling creative community in Brooklyn in that pivotal era.

Connie lived in Fort Greene, now an affluent neighborhood where the median rent for a studio apartment is $2,550 (according to renthop.com) but in the 1960s just an area where the places might have been drafty and decrepit but were sprawling and cheap, and it was a short walk to art school at Pratt.

“There was a whole other thing going on then,” Connie tells Huck, noting that her apartment at the time was $35 a month. “The 60s vibe, the music, the Vietnam War, Civil Rights—everything was exploding. It was anarchistic. You just did your thing. There were a lot of artists, writers, poets, and people creating, very free and they were all deep in their work. I would be floating through and taking pictures.”

“The photographs Hansen took capture the spirit of the times,” writes Rosen, “when students felt completely free to experiment and liberate themselves from all constructs.”

Read the feature, and see more of Connie’s photos, here.

 

“Crochet girl’s bedroom,” late 1960s. Photo by Connie Hansen.

“Missing teeth trouble. My place, Fort Greene.” Photo by Connie Hansen.

“Artists at work.” Photo by Connie Hansen.

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