The Bronx to Host NYC’s FIRST Latin American Photo Festival

As the most Latino borough of NYC with over half the population identifying as such, it is only fitting that The Bronx will host New York City’s first ever Latin American Photo Festival.

The Bronx Documentary Center will transform the Melrose neighborhood of our borough into a gallery with installations in storefront windows, churches, sidewalks with an estimated 50,000 residents and visitors who will get to see this exciting event.

The BDC writes:

This July, the Bronx Documentary Center will create the first ever Latin American Photo Festival held in New York City. This festival will bring award-winning photographers from throughout the Caribbean and Latin America to exhibit their photographs, create installations and hold workshops and panel discussions.

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The event will take place in the Bronx’s Melrose neighborhood, one of New York’s fastest growing and most dynamic neighborhoods. With many installations in storefront windows and along city sidewalks as well as in galleries and churches, an estimated 50,000 residents and visitors will see what is sure to be one of New York’s most exciting cultural activities.

Curated by Michael Kamber and Cynthia Rivera.

The Latin American Photo Festival is made possible by BronxCare Health System and BronxWorks.

We can’t wait for this exciting event!

Opening reception will be on Thursday July 12 at 6pm at The Bronx Documentary Center located at 614 Courtlandt Avenue at 151st Street and will remain on view through July 22nd.

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Ed García Conde

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.