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Photographer trains lens on Mott Haven Youth

A polaroid from left to right of: Cole Jeffers, Juan Neira, Chavi Leon, Marco Vasquez, Jaylen Reid, and Edwin Amaro in front of the Patterson Projects, 17 Feb 2016, Mott Haven, southern Bronx, New York.

The focus of photographer Sarah Blesener’s photo essay soon became not just about 15-year-old Chavi Leon, her original subject, but expanded to include the lives of six Mott Haven teenagers who became each other’s family of choice and who, like any other group of kids their age, experienced the ever-changing symptoms of adolescence.

Art / Education

Students lead panel on women’s suffrage

From left to right: Rahim Hough, Ashley Santiago, Aisha Beltran, Jennifer Asokwah, and Jesus Roblas.

The 14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission, which was established by state law, will run programs celebrating the accomplishments of women’s suffrage through 2020. But LEAP’s focus is rooted a little deeper.

Art / Culture / Education / Video

Teen wordsmiths take the mic

Urban Word NYC Poetry Slam 2017 Prelim Contestant Leslie Lopez Performing

Teenaged wordsmiths performed their poetry at The Point CDC in March, in the preliminary rounds of Urban Word NYC.

Art / Housing / Parks

“Mi Casa es Mi Casa”: Young artists voice views on displacement

Grace Kuponiyi, 16, president of ACTION, poses with her contribution, "My World"

“Mi Casa es Mi Casa,” an exhibition at The Point, highlighted the issue of displacement.

Art / Immigration / Politics

Artist converts her Mott Haven home into art gallery

Marco Saavedra leads an artist talk and workshop in his first solo show in an apartment “gallery” in Mott Haven.

“Some of the artists have never had the opportunity to actually teach about their work or share their work with a larger audience,” said Blanka Amezkua.

Art / Culture / Education

Bronx Documentary Center takes a trip through turbulent times

Promotional sign of the exhibition in the window of the Bronx Documentary Center

“Whose Streets? Our Streets!” gathers decades-old photographs of protests in a city known for giving birth to different sorts of activism.

Art / Culture / Education / News

Bronx Children’s Museum finally finds a permanent home

The museum has finally found a permanent home – and walls -- in a city-owned former powerhouse located on parkland just steps away from Yankee Stadium.

  They see it like this: Inside an old powerhouse that looks like a castle, a sculpture inspired by the three rivers of the Bronx hangs from the ceiling in the lobby. Paintings created by Bronx artists adorn every wall. Children run from exhibit to exhibit, pushing buttons and pulling […]

Art / Culture / Education

New library opens at Bronx Documentary Center

Michael Kamber, Co-Founder of the Bronx Documentary Center.

The Bronx Documentary Center has opened a photography library to celebrate the legacy of the late Tim Hetherington, a British photographer and award-winning filmmaker who was tragically killed covering the front lines of the war in Libya at the age of 40.

Art / Culture

Local photojournalist trains lens on Boricua contemporaries

Andrew Boryga for Ground Truth Project: Bronx Millenials

A new photo series by local photographer Edwin Torres, uses striking black-and-white portraits to contrast the strength and determination carried by Puerto Rican millennials like Hunts Point native Andrew Boyrga, in the face of the island’s uncertain economic future.