Bronx Junior Photo League

Bronx Junior Photo League

The Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) is a free photography and journalism program serving middle through high school students.

Our free afterschool and summer photojournalism programs teach middle and high school Bronx students to use photography, writing, and research to explore social justice issues, preparing them for college and future careers. The program includes visits with internationally-renowned photographers, field trips to major cultural institutions and media outlets, and opportunities for life-changing international travel. Students and families participate in extensive college prep programming, including one-on-one counseling, financial aid workshops, and college tours.

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The Bronx Junior Photo League summer program is a free six-week-long zine and photobook making class for students entering the 6th through 12th grades. All experience levels are welcome and cameras and materials are provided by the BDC.

The class will meet twice a week to visit galleries and photograph throughout the five boroughs. Students will learn about the history of and how to make zines, how to use InDesign, and how to make a handmade photobook featuring their work. The program will culminate with a book-sharing celebration and BBQ with the students and their families.

Final Presentation on Friday, August 16th, 5-7PM

**Mandatory orientation for all accepted students on Monday, July 1st, 6-7PM**

 

HIGH SCHOOL

July 11 - August 16, 2019
Thursdays and Fridays, 11AM-5PM

Open to all students who will be in the 9th through 12th grades in Fall 2019.

Apply online or download the application. Application due by June 2, 2019.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

July 9 - August 16, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4PM

Open to all students who will be in the 6th through 8th grades in Fall 2019.

Apply online or download the application. Application due by June 2, 2019.


The BJPL is a free program for students entering the 9th through 12th grades. All experience levels are welcome and cameras are provided by the BDC. You can apply online through the link below, download and send applications to education@bronxdoc.org, or mail or drop off application materials to the Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY, 10451.

2019 - 2020

October 1, 2019 - June 11, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:30PM


The BJPL high school class will meet after school twice a week to learn how to use a digital camera and create photo essays and multimedia pieces about the BDC’s South Bronx neighborhood and social justice issues in New York City.

Application will open in April 2019.


The BJPL is a free program for students entering the 6th through 8th grades. All experience levels are welcome and cameras are provided by the BDC. You can apply online through the link below, download and send applications to education@bronxdoc.org, or mail or drop off application materials to the Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY, 10451.

2019 - 2020

October 2, 2019 - June 10, 2020
Wednesdays, 4:15-6:00PM


The BJPL 6th-8th grade class will meet after school once a week to learn how to use a digital camera and create photo essays about the BDC’s South Bronx neighborhood.

Application will open in April 2019.


Cómo estudiar cine y fotografía de forma gratuita | Univision | DEC 12, 2018

Young photojournalists' work from the Bronx Documentary Center | CBS News | DEC 9, 2018

This is 18 | The New York Times | OCT 2018

Teenage Documentarians Show the Power of Photography | The New York Times | MAY 4, 2017


Kamal Badhey, Teaching Artist, Middle School 
Kholood Eid
, Teaching Artist, Middle School 
Michael Kamber
, Teaching Artist, High School
Groana Melendez, Teaching Artist, High School

Kayla Beltran, Teaching Assistant, Middle School
Gabriela Bhaskar, Teaching Assistant, High School
Kayla De La Cruz
, Teaching Assistant, Middle School
Salvador Espinoza, Teaching Assistant, Middle School
Monica Flores, Teaching Assistant, High School
Jessica Kirkham, Teaching Assistant, High School
Harry Montas
, Teaching Assistant, Middle School
Cynthia Rivera
, Teaching Assistant, High School
Jon Santiago, Teaching Assistant, High School
Sean Sirota, Teaching Assistant, Middle School


Meet Fanta.

Students in our free after-school program gather each week to explore the issues and stories that connect their Bronx community to the wider world through photography and writing.

With the help of community members like you, the Bronx Junior Photo League can continue to grow. Support the BJPL today.