BJPL Year-End Exhibition 2023

BJPL Year-End Exhibition 2023


Jun 1, 2023 | 5pm

Middle School Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 1st, 6-8 PM
Presentations begin at 6 PM

High School Opening Reception:
Friday, June 2nd, 6-8:30 PM
Presentations begin at 6 PM

The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) is proud to present the work of the 11-to-18-year-old Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) students in their annual year-end exhibition. From June 1-18, over 50 images will be on view at the Bronx Documentary Center’s Annex gallery at 364 E 151st Street, Bronx, NY, 10455. 

Through their lenses, these young photographers have documented a diverse range of subjects, delving into themes of loneliness and resilience, capturing their experiences at music shows, exploring the color blue, and revealing the profound connections and emotions they found in the streets. Their photographs take us on a visual journey through the subcultures and vibrant communities of the South Bronx. These empathetic images offer a unique glimpse into the artistry and vision of each BJPL participant.

In 2022, the BDC added a video class to its education programs. Five 11th and 12th-grade students, Adanna Taylor, Steven Jimenez, Itzel Robles, Tanvir Kaur, Daniel Lucero, produced "onefiftyseven" a documentary about a community centered around a skate park in the South Bronx. It is a celebration of a special place and the people who made it what it is today, a vibrant and inclusive community that continues to inspire and attract new generations of skaters and friends. Through a mix of archival footage from the early days of the park, juxtaposed with present-day footage, the documentary highlights the intergenerational bond formed through skateboarding and celebrates the resilience and creativity of the South Bronx community. Watch the "onefiftyseven" trailer here.

Exhibition on view at the BDC Annex, 364 E 151st Street, Bronx, NY, 10455

Gallery Hours: Thurs-Fri, 3-7 PM; Sat-Sun 1-5 PM
Free admission

HEADER IMAGE: © Daniel Lucero 
INTERIOR IMAGES: © Jody Ann Thomas; Ryan Cruel / Bronx Documentary Center
BOTTOM IMAGE: © Film still from “onefiftyseven” © Adanna Taylor, Steven Jimenez, Itzel Robles, Tanvir Kaur, Daniel Lucero / Bronx Documentary Center