Nov 22, 2013 - Feb 1, 2014
Tracking the South Bronx photos by Carlos Ortiz
Photo selection by Juan Fernando Morales and Jose Morales
The work featured in the exhibit, entitled Tracking the South Bronx, presents an important counter-narrative to the prevailing images of the Bronx in the 70s, 80s, and 90s – a time when outside journalists published exploitative articles and images, focusing on physical destruction, drug abuse, and poverty. Noticeably missing in much of that work – which, sadly, manufactured the image of the South Bronx in the popular imagination – were the stories of resilience, determination, and community documented so brilliantly by Carlos Ortiz.