The focus of photographer Sarah Blesener’s photo essay soon became not just about 15-year-old Chavi Leon, her original subject, but expanded to include the lives of six Mott Haven teenagers who became each other’s family of choice and who, like any other group of kids their age, experienced the ever-changing symptoms of adolescence.
The 14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission, which was established by state law, will run programs celebrating the accomplishments of women’s suffrage through 2020. But LEAP’s focus is rooted a little deeper.
“Some of the artists have never had the opportunity to actually teach about their work or share their work with a larger audience,” said Blanka Amezkua.
“Whose Streets? Our Streets!” gathers decades-old photographs of protests in a city known for giving birth to different sorts of activism.
The Bronx Documentary Center has opened a photography library to celebrate the legacy of the late Tim Hetherington, a British photographer and award-winning filmmaker who was tragically killed covering the front lines of the war in Libya at the age of 40.
A new photo series by local photographer Edwin Torres, uses striking black-and-white portraits to contrast the strength and determination carried by Puerto Rican millennials like Hunts Point native Andrew Boyrga, in the face of the island’s uncertain economic future.