Virtual Exhibition On View: Jun 17th—The BDC is proud to present the work of our 11-to-18-year-old Bronx Junior Photo League (#BJPL) students, all created during their time in #quarantine.
Middle School Online Opening Reception + Presentation: Wednesday, June 17th, 6-7:30PM
High School Online Opening Reception + Presentation: Thursday, June 18th, 6-7:30PM
Students in the BJPL, the Bronx Documentary Center’s free documentary storytelling and college success program for 6th through 12th grade students, have been documenting social justice issues and community-based stories since 2013. On March 12, 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the BDC made the decision to suspend all programs and move to remote learning. Our BJPL teaching staff spent two weeks revamping our longstanding curriculum and ensured that our students and their families had the support needed not only to participate in photography classes, but to stay as connected and healthy as possible. We delivered laptops by car and bicycle, paired every student with a BJPL teacher for weekly wellness check-ins, and provided groceries and disinfectant supplies to households in need. 📷: The photographer's mother and siblings slept into the late morning after a long night of waiting up to eat. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims are fast every day from dawn to sunset. Lucki Islam documented her family’s experience of Ramadan, and her own spiritual journey, while in isolation. May 7, 2020. © Lucki Islam, 11th Grade
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