Bronx Student Photo Show

Bronx Student Photo Show


May 22 - May 25, 2014


Kiarra Alexander  | Fabiola Benitez | Amelia Cardona | Ramon Centenu | Krystal Honeyqhan | Jennifer Jaquez | David Delgado | Nehyru Fabré | Martine Fougeron | Rachel Jimenez | Angelo Kourkoulos | Tianna Maldonado | Elysse Marrero | Ethan Marrero | Francisco Martinez | Arianna Moore | Derick Morel | Isis Negron | Rebecca Olmedo | Georgianna Oyola | Angelique Racine | Ashley Rivera | Alvaro Rodriguez |  Elizabeth Rodriguez | D'Anthony Romaine | Quiyana Williams | Shianne Williams

This exhibition features work by student photographers that participated in two after-school photography programs with Everyday Bronx and the Bronx Documentary Center.

The photographs taken by students in the Everyday Bronx class stand as a statement against the commonly held perceptions of what life is like in the Bronx. Brought together by a workshop created by Everyday Africa, The LAMP, and the Bronx Documentary Center, these students have learned about the dangers of stereotypes and the power of photography. As ambassadors of their borough, they have produced images that are a quiet revelation. Funding for this project was provided by the Open Society Foundations and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Special thanks to Uncharted Digital.

6th and 7th grade students from Immaculate Conception School participated in the Bronx Documentary Center’s afterschool photography class. The students and three BDC staff worked each Tuesday afternoon photographing our Melrose neighborhood where most of the students live. Each week the assignment changed: street vendors, hair salons, portraits, light and shadow, a firehouse. Week by week, the children explored their community, put smiles on the faces of community residents and learned new ways of seeing.