Journeys: Immigration Stories
Sep 13, 2017 | 7 - 10pm
Sep 13 - Sep 24, 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
Off-site exhibition held at Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park.
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.
Exhibition curated by Bianca Farrow, Michael Kamber, and Cynthia Rivera.
The Photoville exhibition was made possible by Fujifilm. All photos were taken on cameras generously provided by Fujifilm.
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