Brooklyn Girls’ Fight Club

Janette Beckman's late night visit to a lock-up in Brownsville

Birthplace of Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe, Zab Judah and other established fighters, Brownsville, Brooklyn has been home to boxing since the 30’s, when it was the local Jews doing the brawling. Janette has been in what many of us would find to be challenging situations throughout her career. She photographed the mods and rockers, the punks, the rappers. Riotous gigs, Ice T and Slick Rick with guns, Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. and Wu Tang Clan to reference a few more unnerving subjects.