Laurence Cornet: Bronx Documentary Center
The Bronx Documentary Center continues in its commitment to the local community with an exhibition focusing on the Bronx from the 1970s to the 1990s, documented by the borough’s own photographers. This is the opportunity to tell a story of New York in an environment where social conditions gave birth to iconic elements of the city and of American culture. The photographs of Ricky Flores trace the advent of hip-hop and other music and dance trends inspired by mixed influences.
Far from the images and catastrophic visions reported by the news, through his photographs David Gonzales reveals the intensity of the reality and the solidarity in the neighborhood. Seen from the inside, without judgment or distance, this environment is not one of deprivation but of exuberance, with smiles enlivening the majority of the image and youngsters moving with expressiveness and creativity. The real incidents and other factual reports on the social conditions aren’t ignored, serial arson, broken-down cars, and police actions appearing throughout the exhibition. The show is the opportunity for a dialogue about the neighborhood’s identity and prospects. Most of the photographs are taken outdoors, offering an ambitious perspective of the “Bronx family.”
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January 19 - March 18, 2013
Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtlandt Avenue (@ 151st St.)
Bronx New York 10451