The Bronx Museum knows how to honor its neighborhood communities. As does the photographer David Katzenstein, who during the 2002-2003 school year followed students rehearsing for the musical Grease at the Jane Addams Vocational school. Nine years later, his portraits are now on view as diptychs, with the original photos of the students displayed across from more recent ones taken last spring. “I was intrigued by the raw energy of these students, and I wanted to know what this experience had brought to their lives,” says the talented photographer, whose portfolio is full of wonderful snapshots. Bronx Portraits: 2003 + 2012 might look familiar, but it is commendable for the ways it highlights the life of these people.
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