"Jerome Ave" featured in The Guardian

"Jerome Ave" featured in The Guardian

The Bronx Photo League's traveling exhibition the Jerome Avenue Workers Project currently on view at the Urban Justice Center is featured in The Guardian.

The Bronx Photo League's Jerome Avenue Workers Project, on view at the Urban Justice Center until August 15th, 2018, was featured by The Guardian. Read the article here.

The exhibition documents and celebrates the workers and tradespeople of Jerome Avenue, one of New York City’s few remaining working-class neighborhoods where many still make a living in small shops and factories or repairing automobiles. 



The city recently rezoned two miles along Jerome Ave: speculation and rising rents are already evident. The rezoning will lead to construction of housing units, but also, many believe, to the end of a proud culture of industry and work in this last bastion of New York City’s working class.

Follow the Bronx Photo League, a project by the Bronx Documentary Center, on Instagram @bronx_photo_league
Buy a copy of the Jerome Ave photobook and learn more about the members here.


Header image: Rebecca, originally from Ghana, works part-time at the GOD IS WONDERFUL Hair Weave & Braiding Center at Jerome and 183rd street which her sister Beatrice has owned for over ten years© Adi Talwar/Bronx Photo League

2nd image: Josè Cruz, a mechanic at Diffo Auto Glass & Flat Fix, 1510 Jerome Avenue. Josè has been working on Jerome Avenue for 25 years–he fled the civil war in his native El Salvador in 1990. © David "Dee" Delgado and Michael Kamber/Bronx Photo League