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Bronx Documentary Center launches $30,000 appeal

  • War photographer Joao Silva © Mike Kamber and volunteers of the Bronx Documentary Center

    War photographer Joao Silva © Mike Kamber and volunteers of the Bronx Documentary Center

  • World-renowned photojournalist Gary Knight and a neighbour of the Bronx Documentary Center © Mike Kamber and volunteers of the Bronx Documentary Center

    World-renowned photojournalist Gary Knight and a neighbour of the Bronx Documentary Center © Mike Kamber and volunteers of the Bronx Documentary Center

The Bronx Documentary Center is appealing for funds to finance a 12-month programme of exhibitions and talks

The Bronx Documentary Center is looking to raise $30,000 to put on more shows.

Launched by photojournalist Michael Kamber in 2011, the Bronx Documentary Center has become a staple of photojournalism in New York, hosting talks, exhibitions and even training courses in war reporting. It has brought together “local students, artists, activists and neighbors” with some of the world’s best photographers and filmmakers.

“With your support we will be able to offer even more shows and programmes than we have ever been able to offer in a 12-month period,” says the Center, which is looking to raise $30,000 on Kickstarter. The money will finance exhibition design, printing, framing, marketing, as well as the organisation of  curricula and exhibition tours for school groups in the Bronx district.

In the next 12 months, the Center is planning an exhibition of Benedict J Fernandez’s historic work on the American civil rights movement, a group show of emerging Mexican photographers, and an exhibition of Carlos Javier Ortiz’s project on gun violence. It will also organise 30 film screenings and discussions, and a summer outdoor movie screening in the Bronx’s housing projects.

To find out more and to support the the Bronx Documentary Center’s campaign, visit the Kickstarter website.