New York City in the 1980s (mostly), photographed by Richard Sandler:
There's a book - The Eyes of the City.
And an interview:
I think those were more interesting times because the warts of corporate/capitalist society were more visible then they are today, and those contradictions could be photographed more directly than now... also every third person was not virtual, being on the fucking phone and not really on the street....
Occasionally people get angry and they have a right to, I am stealing a little something from them. Also for many years I used the strobe on the street and so there was no hiding what I was doing... it can be startling. I have been kicked, spit on, and chased, but not very often. Once a woman with a rabbit pursued me for 30 minutes because I had flashed her and her pet.