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Bronx Documentary Center : Through Our Eyes : Youth Photography


Over the last ten years, the Bronx Documentary Center’s 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.

The exhibition celebrates their award-winning work and the 10th anniversary of the program. BDC students have consistently won honors for their work, they have participated in exhibitions at Photoville festival, the Bronx Botanical Gardens, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Newark Museum, Polka gallery in Paris, and other venues. The students have represented the US at international photo festivals and their work has been published in a wide range of media including The New York Times, Washington Post, Polka magazine (France), ABC News, BBC, Univision, Pix11 and others. The high school seniors, the vast majority of whom are first in family to attend college, have consistently won acceptance to prestigious four-year schools, nearly all with full scholarships.

Exhibition curated by Cynthia Rivera and Mike Kamber.

The exhibition is made possible by Open Society Foundations.


Through Our Eyes : Youth Photography
January 26 – March 3, 2024
Opening reception: Friday, January 26, 6-9 PM
Bronx Documentary Center Annex
364 E 151st St.
Bronx NY 10455
Thurs-Fri 3-7pm and Sat-Sun 1-5pm
Free admission


The exhibition is accompanied by a book. Featuring work by 85 students, it is a compilation of their award-winning photos of the Bronx from the past decade with additional texts by Mike Kamber, BDC Founder and Creative Director, and Bianca Farrow, BDC Education Manager from 2013-2021.

Through Our Eyes : Youth Photography
Release date: January 26, 2024
Format: Softbound
Dimensions: 9.5 x 11.74 inches
Number of Pages: 262
Price: $50 general public, $30 Bronx residents

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