Bronx, NY. April 12th, 2022. © Latoya Beechman, 12th Grade
Bronx, NY. April 12th, 2022. © Latoya Beechman, 12th Grade
Bronx, NY. April 2014 © Shianne Williams, 6th Grade
Bronx, NY. October 6th, 2015 © Keven Estrella, 6th Grade
Bronx, NY, 2015.© Arianna Moore, 7th Grade

OVER the last ten years, the Bronx Documentary Center’s Youth Photography program, also known as the Youth Photo League, has provided more than 400 middle school and high school students from the South Bronx with free documentary photography and multimedia classes as well as a year-round college success program. Armed with considerable talent and developing skills, BDC students are telling community stories accurately and creatively, building intimate portraits of the borough that many call home.

JOIN US in celebrating their work and the 10th anniversary of our youth photography program with our exhibition “Through Our Eyes: 10 Years of Youth Photography at the Bronx Documentary Center,” showcasing their award-winning photography. We’re also celebrating the publication of a book of the same name, a compilation of BDC students’ photos from the past decade. They have consistently won honors for their work, and participated in exhibitions at Photoville, the Bronx Botanical Gardens, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Newark Museum, Polka gallery in Paris and other venues. They have represented the United States at international photo festivals and have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Polka magazine (France), and featured on ABC News, BBC, Univision, Pix11 and others.

WE’RE incredibly proud of the program and the work of all our BDC students over the years, and are grateful to share it with you!














  • The Bronx Documentary Center

    The Bronx Documentary Center

    The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) is a non-profit gallery and educational space. Through exhibitions, screenings, and public programming, we show the work of internationally-renowned and emerging photographers and filmmakers who are dealing with the themes that guide the BDC: justice, education, community-building, and positive social change. We also provide free education programs for middle and high school students as well as professional education workshops for historically underrepresented adult Bronx-based photographers that provide opportunities for professional development and skills training in photojournalism, filmmaking and documentary photography.

    Our free after-school and summer documentary photography programs teach middle and high school students from the Bronx to use photography, writing, and research to explore social justice issues, preparing them for college and future careers. The program includes visits from internationally renowned photographers, field trips to major cultural institutions and media outlets, and opportunities for life-changing national and international travel. BDC Youth Photo League students and their families also participate in extensive college prep programming, which includes one-on-one counseling, financial aid workshops, and college tours. All materials are provided by the BDC.

Through Our Eyes: Youth Photography at the BDC 2013-2023

 coming soon

Featuring: Various Artists

Curated by: Cynthia Rivera Michael Kamber

Presented by: The Bronx Documentary Center
  • The Bronx Documentary Center


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Brooklyn, NY 11201

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