• 12Jan

    Seis Del Sur Exhibition Opening Reception (1/19)

    52 Park, People for Progress Event, 1984,  Photo by Ricky Flores Seis_logo

    On January 19th, The Bronx Documentary Center is set to open “SEIS DEL SUR: Dispatches from Home by Six Nuyorican Photographers” exhibition. A collection of photographs, video, and more by one of our favorite photogs Joe Conzo, along with Ricky Flores, Ángel Franco, David Gonzalez, Edwin Pagán and Francisco Molina Reyes II, all photographers of Puerto Rican descent. The exhibition depicts the South Bronx in the 1970s, 80s and 90s as captured by those who lived through the famous devastation. This groundbreaking exhibition is a combination of street photography, portraiture, crime scene photos, and snapshots from the birth of Hip-Hop.

    The exhibition covers a period early in these men’s creative careers. Ángel Franco, a staff photographer for The New York Times, has been a member of two Pulitzer winning teams. He is among the first Latinos to find success as a photographer at the paper. Gonzalez pursued a career as a journalist, also landing at The New York Times, where he is a columnist and co-edits the paper’s Lens blog. Ricky Flores widely exhibits one of the deepest photographic archives of the South Bronx in the 80s. Pagán is a filmmaker and founder of Latin Horror, a popular website dedicated to the fans of the genre of Latin horror. Reyes pursued a career in TV news and created an extensive archive of writing and photography of Latin music. Conzo, known for photographing the birth of Hip-Hop, exhibits this work widely and is author of Born in the Bronx: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip-Hop.

    The exhibit runs through March 8th.

    WHAT: Seis Del Sur Exhibition Opening Reception
    WHEN: January 19
    4pm-8pm
    WHERE: Bronx Documentary Center. 614 Courtland Ave. BX
    INFO: click here for more info

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