From the Bronx to Maine

From the Bronx to Maine


Nov 16, 2019 | 6pm


Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) students have journeyed to Maine with BDC staff every August since 2016.

Join us for a conversation with several of the BJPL students as they discuss their experiences photographing Maine. The students will be joined by Karsten Moran, a regular contributor to The New York Times and André Beganski, of The New York Times. The discussion will be moderated by Mike Kamber, director of the BDC and a Maine native. 



KARSTEN MORAN is a New York City-based photographer. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times and was formerly the chief photographer and photo editor at the Riverdale Press, a Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly newspaper in the Bronx. He is a member of the National Press and the New York Press Photographers Associations and a contributor with Redux Pictures.

BRONX JUNIOR PHOTO LEAGUE The Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) is a free photography and journalism program created by the Bronx Documentary Center serving middle through high school students.

MIKE KAMBER has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. Between 2002 and 2012, he worked for The New York Times, covering conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, the Sudan, Somalia, the Congo, and other countries. He was the first person in New York Times' history to routinely file photos, videos and written articles to the paper. His photographs have also been published in nearly every major news magazine in the United States and Europe, as well as in many newspapers. In 2011, Kamber founded the Bronx Documentary Center, an educational space dedicated to positive social change through photography and film. Kamber is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. He is the winner of a World Press Photo award, the Mike Berger Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Award, American Photo Images of the Year, and is a member of The New York Times team that won a 2003 Overseas Press Club award. The New York Times twice nominated Kamber’s work for the Pulitzer Prize.