Since 2017 the Bronx Documentary Center has taught photography to Bronx seniors, members of the Bronx Senior Photo League (BSPL), between the ages of 65 and 90. This intimate exhibition presents the Bronx through the eyes of these older adults as they explore family, friendship, and community.
The BSPL provides opportunities for older adults to develop skills in photography while promoting social connections and a sense of belonging within the program and the larger community. The BSPL is designed to meet underserved Bronx seniors’ needs for social interaction while providing opportunities to engage in challenging and valuable experiences that lead to a sense of confidence and a stronger sense of identity and belonging.
The opening reception will take place on Friday, November 22, 2019, between the hours of 06:00 p.m. and 09:00 p.m. and the exhibit will remain on view through February 02, 2020.
Mitchel Senior Center (2017-2019): Carmen Adorono, Josephine Bell, Georgia Bowen, Sadiku Garuba, Rose Gonzalez, Susie Hairston, Gloria Halman, Mary Holloway, Josefa Laureano, Carmen Malave, Doris Rios, Mary Woods, Florence Garuba, Pansy Wright, Ana Ruiz, Cruz Garcia, Mildred Vega, Lidia Demota, Maria Frias, Conseulo Pizarro, Judy Brandon, Maria Meza, Elena Farciett, Teresa Guzman.
Castle Hill (Spring/Summer 2019): Esther Anaya, Gregory Sumlin, Louis Wright, Lucille Gnatt, Vivian Hernandez, Veronica Brown, Dario Diaz, Hortensia “Penny” Santana, Margaret Floyd, Nellie Bryant, Rubert Joseph, Thomas Martinez, Lynda Henderson, Virginia Alicea.
Bronx Works (Spring/Summer 2019): Ata Aduna, Kwaku Agyemang, Carmen Moyer, David Adarkwah, Edith Lefevre, Isabel Delgado, Joan Harris, June Gregory, Socrates Peralta.
This exhibition is curated by Rhynna M. Santos, Mike Kamber and Cynthia Rivera.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Philip & Edith Leonian Foundation.
© Mildred Vega / Bronx Senior Photo League
Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtland Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451