Journeys: Immigration Stories
Jun 15 - Jul 2, 2017
Justin Arroyo | Jada Arroyo | Tony Baizan | Kayla Beltran | Bianca Colón | Mitchell Dennis | Fanta Diop | Nailea Dominguez | Fritzi Garcia | Alberto Garcia | Julie Lozano | Saliyah Muhammed | Nicholas Noriega | Leonely Pacheco | Chloe Rodriguez | Ruby Simon
The Bronx Junior Photo League, the BDC's after-school documentary photography program, spent the first months of 2017 interviewing and photographing immigrants in our community. These 12 to 18-year-old Bronx students have created windows into the lives of a Vietnamese nun, a Dominican artist, and an exiled Russian journalist among others. This work reveals the challenges and triumphs of life in today's New York City immigrant community. The exhibition will also feature work the students created throughout this year-long program.
MAIN PHOTO: Ruth, 35 years old, has been working with flowers since she arrived to the United States at the age of 18. She works in a flower truck on the corner of White Plains Road and Story Avenue with her 3 sons and others. This project explores self-employment in immigrant communities. April 2017. © Tony Baizan, 12th Grade