Jerome Avenue Workers Project

This exhibition documents and celebrates the workers and trades people of Jerome Avenue, one of New York City’s few remaining working class neighborhoods where many still make a living by working in small shops and factories or by repairing auto-mobiles.

Featuring: Ed Alvarez, Trevon Blondet, David “Dee” Delgado, Melissa Bunni Elian, Jesus Emmanuel, Giacomo Francia, Michael Kamber, Katie Khouri, Netza Moreno, Nina Robinson, Heriberto Sanchez, Jonathan Santiago, Rhynna M. Santos, Adi Talwar, Berthland Tekyi-Berto, Edwin Torres, Elias Williams and Osaretin Ugiagbe

Presented by

The Bronx Documentary Center

Curated by

Michael Kamber

BDC_Logo

UPI-logo1

This exhibition documents and celebrates the workers and trades people of Jerome Avenue, one of New York City’s few remaining working class neighborhoods where many still make a living by working in small shops and factories or by repairing auto-mobiles. The city is considering a plan to rezone two miles along Jerome Ave — and speculation and rising rents are already evident. If passed, the rezoning will lead to the 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.

The Bronx Photo League, a project of the Bronx Documentary Center, is made up of 18 Bronx photographers committed to documenting social issues and change in our borough. The Photo League works to present a balanced and nuanced image of the Bronx. The Jerome Avenue Workers Project is the Photo League’s first major exhibition.

The portraits in this show were shot on Kodak Tri-X negative film with Hasselblad cameras and lenses.

ORGANIZATION BIO

The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) is a non-profit gallery and educational space. Our mission is to share photography, film and new media with underserved Bronx communities and the cultural community at large. We use these mediums to foster dialogue around contemporary local, national and global issues.

PROGRAMMING

[ OTHER Photoville 2016 Container Exhibitions ]

LiveZEKE

Presented by: Ara Oshagan, Daro Sulakauri and Jan Zychlinski

Presented by Social Documentary Network

A new way to experience documentary, journalism and visual storytelling, combining live video conferencing and traditional documentary practice.Featuring: Ara Oshagan,...
MORE

Sensation Photography

Presented by: Various Artists

Presented by: MUG Publishing

Sensation Photography is a photo magazine that introduces the unknown works of well-known photographers based in South Korea. The Sensation Photography exhibition situa...
MORE

The Heidler & Heeps Vinyl Store

Presented by: Richard Heeps and Natasha Heidler

Presented by Bleach Box Photography Gallery

The Heidler & Heeps Vinyl Store combines a universal love of music with affordable hand-printed limited edition photography.Featuring: Richard Heeps and Natasha Hei...
MORE