The Jerome Avenue Workers Project 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 in small shops and factories, or repairing automobiles. The city is considering a plan to rezone two miles along Jerome Ave: speculation and rising rents are already evident. If passed, the rezoning will lead to 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 photographs are part of an exhibition currently on view at the Urban Justice Center in New York. They were shot on Kodak Tri-X negative film with Hasselblad cameras and lenses by the Bronx Photo League, a collective of 18 Bronx photographers committed to documenting social issues and change in their 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.
Read more about the project at http://jeromeaveworkers.com/
Urban Justice Center
40 Rector St New York, NY 10006 USA
March 30, 2018 to August 15, 2018