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
The Bronx Documentary Center
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.
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.