Jun 18 - Jun 28, 2019
Join us in celebrating our year-end exhibitions by the Bronx Senior Photo League (BSPL), the Bronx Documentary Center’s free documentary photo program for older adults in the Bronx. Exhibitions will be on view in three locations between June 18-28, 2019.
Kips Bay Castle Hill Neighborhood Center
625 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx, NY 10473
BronxWorks Heights Neighborhood Senior Center
200 W. Tremont Ave, Floor 2, Bronx, NY 10453
Mitchel Senior Center
188 Lincoln Ave, Bronx, NY 10454
The goal of the program is to develop participants’ skills in photography while promoting social connection and community pride. Through weekly instruction, assignments, and regular field trips to major cultural institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and NY Botanical Garden, the program is designed to meet underserved Bronx seniors’ needs for social interaction and improve their quality of life. It provides them challenging and valuable experiences that lead to a stronger sense of confidence, identity, and belonging.
The course “Photographing My Life” is led by BSPL Coordinator, Rhynna M. Santos, with teaching artists Jessica Kirkham and Kamal Badhey. Around a hundred works produced during the Winter and Spring 2019 sessions will be presented in outdoor and indoor exhibitions in three locations in the South Bronx between June 18-28, 2019.
This program is supported by the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation and, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
MAIN PHOTO: Portrait of Henry Graham at BronxWorks Heights Neighborhood Senior Center © David Adarkwah