BSPL & BJPL Featured In The New York Times
The New York Times asked our Bronx Senior Photo League and Bronx Junior Photo League photography students to show how they see themselves. View the full article here.
“Recently I reflect on darker moments, locked doors, and drawn curtains due to the pandemic. I find myself gazing at my baby’s breath thinking about recuperating after surgery and what the future holds for me. Soon, I will leave my shadow behind to finally reach my destination.”—Esther Anaya, 68
“I lost my grandpa April, 5th, 2020, due to Covid. Dancing cumbia, zapateados, and to Mexican rock was a way we connected. The way my whole brown family connects. In this picture I’m releasing anger, sadness, and combating my depression with dancing. I know he’s right next to me watching me laugh. Every spin and stomp makes me feel free.”—Dennise Reyes, 17
HEADER IMAGE: Jocelyn Moreno, 17. “Over quarantine, a lot of things have changed in my life. My bond with my mother has grown bigger than me. She has and keeps letting me find out who I am. Each passing day I look out and say thank you for I am the sun.” © Jocelyn Moreno