The Bronx Documentary Center presents Everyday Bronx, an exhibition based on the eponymous Bronx-themed Instagram account with more than 43,000 followers. It’s part of The Everyday Projects, a global initiative to amplify local voices and champion a collective, grassroots form of storytelling. Founded in 2014, Everydhttps://www.instagram.com/everydaybronx/ay Bronx exclusively features photographs from its followers, and rewrites the narrative of the Bronx, one photo at a time, telling complex stories from often-overlooked daily lives in the borough.
The exhibition features over a hundred photographs and video displays, mostly done on cellphones, from what has become an important online archive of Bronx life. By encouraging followers to photograph their neighborhoods, Everyday Bronx fosters artistic expression from a range of individuals, not just trained photographers, and creates a unique online archive of documentary images of the Bronx. The photos and videos portray the real Bronx, dispelling misconceptions about the borough.
The BDC curated the exhibition in collaboration with Rhynna M. Santos, a Puerto Rico-born documentary photographer living and working in the Bronx, who leads a five-member volunteer team that posts images every day of the year on Everyday Bronx.
March 31 – May 14, 2023
The Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY 10451