NYCHA’s Flowers

Published on June 06, 2024, 6:36 am
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The Design Trust for Public Space Photo Urbanism program in partnership with the Bronx Council on the Arts is opening a new exhibition by local photographer Latricia Morgan.

Born and raised at the Ruben Betances Houses in the South Bronx, Latricia documents intergenerational community at NYCHA through portraiture, bringing a lens of luxury to her subjects and uplifting the beautiful bloom and growth of the human spirit, combining mixed-media and texture.

The gallery will be open to the public and on display with the Bronx Council on the Arts through July 18, 2024. Join us for an exhibition opening with the artist on June 18th to learn more about the inspiration behind the work and ongoing community development efforts at NYCHA. Capacity for opening night is limited, please RSVP to attend.

1 out of every 17 New York City residents live in New York City Housing Authority. “I grew up in the NYCHA Betances Houses. I’ve watched the creativity brew in my community for as long as I was able to come outside to explore. The underserved and underrepresented communities that make up NYCHA are a garden to me that everyone here holds a stake in,” said Latricia Morgan, Design Trust for Public Space Photo Urbanism Fellow. “Black and Brown seeds were planted in New York City Housing Authority Projects and have been blooming ever since. There is magic growing in these neighborhoods and it’s time to shine a brighter light on the flowers that bloom within these gardens.”

To RSVP, please visit here.

Featured image: King of the Playground, 2024, Latricia Morgan


About Photo Urbanism

The Design Trust for Public Space is a non-profit organization that unlocks the potential of New York’s public spaces. Our unique model catalyzes design ideas into action for a more just and equitable city. Our Photo Urbanism program provides fellowships to photographers to create a body of work about the role of public space in New York City. This year’s Photo Urbanism Fellow Latricia Morgan is working alongside the Green Space Connections Project, a partnership with the Public Housing Community Fund creating and activating resident-designed open space at four NYCHA public housing developments in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

The Photo Urbanism Program is supported by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. To learn more, please visit here.

About Bronx Council On The Arts

Founded by visionary community leaders in 1962, the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) is dedicated to advancing cultural equity in Bronx. From creative placemaking and arts advocacy to the provision of services for artists and arts organizations, as well as programming for children and seniors, BCA was the first organization in Bronx to focus equally on supporting local artists, serving the community, and catalyzing relationships between the two.

Since its founding, BCA has focused on the work of underrepresented groups, especially artists of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. We provide direct services to over 1,000 artists and 250 community-based arts groups each year, and thanks to our granting programs, we are able to touch the lives of over thousands of audience members.


Bronx Council On The Arts
2700 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel.: 718-931-9500

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