Students from the Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) — the Bronx Documentary Center’s after-school documentary photography program — will share the work they created for “Journeys: Immigration Stories,” on view at Photoville.
Moderators: Michael Kamber
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
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Featuring: Youth photographers in the Bronx Documentary Center Junior Photo League
Students from the Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) — the Bronx Documentary Center’s after-school documentary photography program — will share the work they created for “Journeys: Immigration Stories,” on view at Photoville. “Journeys” engaged the BJPL students to explore their communities, families, and environments, and gave them a voice about social justice issues that impact the South Bronx. The students will discuss their experiences working on this semester-long documentary project focused on immigration, including finding subjects, creating relationships, interviewing techniques and editing. Michael Kamber, Founder and Executive Director of the Bronx Documentary Center and BJPL teacher, will moderate the discussion.
The Bronx Junior Photo League is a free after-school photography and journalism program serving middle through high school students at the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC), a non-profit gallery and educational space in the South Bronx.
The Bronx Documentary Center is an accessible, community-oriented gallery and educational space located in Melrose, one of New York City’s fastest-growing neighborhoods. Melrose is the proud home to immigrants from around the globe, including many from the Caribbean, West Africa, Mexico, and South and Central America. To serve the Melrose community, the BDC opens up local discussions through film and photography and provides access to world-class exhibitions and screenings, all the while being fully rooted in the concerns and needs of Bronx residents. Additionally, the BDC not only employs Bronx residents, but also promotes educational programming that empowers our neighbors to tell their own stories. By carving out a unique arts space, the BDC seeks to encourage Bronx residents to participate in the vibrant culture of Melrose and beyond.