Tag: Bronx Documentary Center

Free Valentine’s Day Portraits At The Bronx Documentary Center!

It’s that time again when the Bronx Documentary Center provides free holiday portraits for the community, this time for Valentine’s Day, Saturday from 2pm-4pm.

Each couple gets 1 free 8×10 portrait (must be a Bronx resident) and each additional copies at $5.00 each. Non-Bronx residents can also get their portraits taken for $5.00 per print.

The Bronx Documentary Center is located at 614 Courtlandt Avenue at the corner of 151st Street in Melrose.

New Exhibition Forces Us To Face The Harsh Devastation of Gun Violence On Our Communities

Once again, The Bronx Documentary Center will bring to our borough a powerful exhibition — this time on the all too familiar realities of gun violence and its impact on our communities and youth — via the photographic works of Carlos Javier Ortiz, who has documented our nation’s plague in Chicago and Philadelphia over the course of seven years.

Film Series Focusing On A Different Perspective of Life On The Mexican Border Begins Tomorrow

Join us for a fresh season of screenings, talks, and more.
Sat, Nov. 22, 7 PM
Las Marthas. The documentary follows two Mexican American debutantes portraying Colonial heroines at an annual pageant for George Washington. Producer/Director Cristina Ibarra will take part in a skype Q&A moderated by award-winning playwright, Virginia Grise, following the screening.

Miradas: Contemporary Mexican Photographers Opening Reception This Saturday

Mexico is too often represented by American photographers traveling south across the border. In this exhibition, five Mexican and Mexican-American photographers reverse that dynamic, focusing their lenses on the complex duality of their lives and on the United States itself. In these photos, the gaze is not at a Mexico defined by the US, but at Mexicans exploring and defining themselves as they navigate the Mexican and Mexican-American experience today.

Spooktacular Halloween Events In The Bronx For All!

For those not looking to travel outside The Bronx for Halloween, Welcome2TheBronx has compiled a handy list of fun and free events in our own home borough for tomorrow. From FREE Holiday portraits at the Bronx Documentary Center to spooky readings of Edgar Allan Poe’s classics at Poe Cottage, to Baron Ambrosia hosting a special Safe Streets and Treats event, there’s something for folks of all ages!

12 Reasons The Bronx Is Our New Favorite Borough – Via Refinery29

Refinery29 author and Bronxite Maggie Parker recently published 12 reasons why The Bronx Is Our New Favorite Borough and we’re especially happy to see the Bronx Documentary Center on that list.

She writes:

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©Mike Kamber
Bronx Documentary Center
Sorry, Brooklyn and Manhattan, but you’re not the only two boroughs filled with innovative artistic experiences. The Bronx Documentary Center is a photography, new media, and film sanctuary located on the south side that offers an array of film screenings, photography exhibits, book signings, and more. Aspiring photographers and filmmakers can take part in the center’s hands-on workshops (the next one is hosted by award-winning photojournalists Carolyn Cole and Todd Heisler, on November 8), or partake in biweekly meetings with other like-minded individuals.