Seis del Sur Returns This Friday With Their Latest Exhibition, ‘Barrios’


Back on a cold Saturday evening in January of 2013, thousands of people returned home to the South Bronx at the Bronx Documentary Center for Seis del Sur‘s first exhibition, ‘Dispatches From Home by Six Nuyorican Photographers which took us through an emotional photographic and multimedia journey into our darkest past—yet vibrant and full of life.

This Friday, October 23rd at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, the collective returns with their third exhibition which not only brings back the original from 2013 but combines it with more contemporary work focusing on barrios throughout ‘Latino America’.

©David Gonzalez
©David Gonzalez

Seis del Sur is comprised of six Nuyorican photographers from the South Bronx—Joe Conzo Jr, Ricky Flores, Ángel Franco, David Gonzalez, Edwin Pagán, and Francisco Molina Reyes II—all who ended up together as a collective almost as if by destiny.

They spent years documenting the South Bronx often taking images of the same scenes but it wasn’t until decades and a new century later that they eventually all met each other and eventually decided that it seemed fate had pushed them together to put on an exhibition of their work.

©David Gonzalez
©David Gonzalez

For six weeks during the winter of 2013, the Bronx Documentary Center was packed, standing room only, for all the events and screenings which surrounded the exhibition.

Emotions ran the gamut from tears of joy to that of sorrow for days and people gone.

It was a reunion of the Class of the South Bronx as well for so many people were reunited after years not seeing each other including the photographers with some of their subjects.

This Friday will be no exception as Seis del Sur will bridge the past with the present and takes us on yet another unforgettable journey through time.

NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center is located at 53 Washington Square South and is easily accessible by, you got it, the 6 train to Astor Place and other lines as well.

The exhibition has already been extended through March 2016—before even opening!

©David Gonzalez
©David Gonzalez

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Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.