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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APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED AT THIS TIME.


The Bronx Junior Photo League is a free year-long documentary photography program for students in the 6th-12th grades. All experience levels are welcome and cameras and materials are provided by the BDC.

**Mandatory orientation for all accepted students on Tuesday, October 1st, from 6-7PM.**

 

Do you have questions about the program or the application? Drop by during the BJPL Open House on Monday, September 16th, from 2-6PM.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

October 8, 2019 - June 11, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:30PM

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

Apply online or download the application. Applications due Sept 20, 2019.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

October 9, 2019 - June 10, 2020
Wednesdays, 4:15-6:00PM

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

Apply online or download the application. Applications due Sept 20, 2019.


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.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

July 7 - August 14, 2020
Thursdays and Fridays, 11AM-5PM

Open to all students who will be in the 9th through 12th grades in Fall 2020.

Applications will open in April 2020.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

July 7 - August 14, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Time TBD

Open to all students who will be in the 6th through 8th grades in Fall 2020.

Applications will open in April 2020.


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.