MEET THE BRONX PHOTO LEAGUE
Heriberto SanchezHeriberto Sanchez was born in Pueblo, Mexico. His family arrive to The Bronx early 90s where he grew up and correctly lives. Graduated from Bronx Community College and New York City College of Technology with a BA Communication Design. He picked up the camera as a hobby.However, he has being interested and focusing on Documentary Photography ever since attending Bronx Documentary Center. Applying storytelling and the medium of photography in order to illustrate the life's of the people of The Bronx.
Jon SantiagoJon Santiago is a Bronx based photographer and filmmaker. His work deals with themes relating to identity, inequality, and religion. He is currently a freelance photographer, curator of the Instagram feed EverydayBronx, and a volunteer at the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC).
- Instagram: @jonwsantiago
Nina RobinsonIn the past year, Nina Robinson has been examining issues of underrepresented communities, these stories have been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times and exhibited at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. She is a founding member of the Bronx Documentary Center's Photo League, She also runs a phototherapy program at the William Hodson Senior Center. Living in the South Bronx Robinson has brought positive influence to her surroundings, finding inspiration working with local subjects in the community from senior citizens to residents of the Melrose neighborhood. Robinson is based in New York and Arkansas.
- Website: ninarobinsonphotography.com
- Instagram: @ninarobinsonnyc
Jesus Emmanuel is a native Puerto Rican artist living in the University Heights area of the Bronx. Jesus studied Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, and also studied Architecture, Theater and Film. He grew up in Puerto Rico's theater community as an actor and designer and later decided to move to New York to follow his passion. In his early years, he taught himself photography by using his father's old camera, but it was after Jesus became a right arm amputee due to a traumatic accident, that he decided to pursue photography because it challenged him artistically and became an immediate way of expression. Jesus is a portrait photographer, and as a member of the Bronx Photo League at the Bronx Documentary Center, his work is now more influenced by documentary storytelling.
- Website: luzazulstudios.wix.com/jesus
- Instagram: @luzAzulStudios
Berthland Tekyi-BertoBerthland was Born in West Africa, raised in the Bronx, and studied computer information systems at Monroe College and New York City College of Technology. He is currently a freelance photographer and technologist. "I document just what I see, so a visual stenographer’s what I be." - K’Naan
- Instagram: @berthlandt
Adi TalwarAdi is a Bronx based photojournalist with a background in design, engineering and art. He is a regular contributor to City Limits and The Norwood News. Adi has also been published in The New York Daily News, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, WNYC, MetroFocus to name a few. He loves flying paper planes and Kites.
- Website: aditalwarphotography.com
- Instagram: @aditalwar
Netza Moreno is a Chicano photographer based in the South Bronx. Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and raised in rural Northern California, he moved to New York City in 1999 and received a BA in Sociology from Hunter College in 2007. He went on to work with Esperanza Del Barrio, an organization devoted to the betterment of the Latino/a working class, eventually serving as the organization’s Executive Director. In 2012, he graduated from the Documentary Photography/Photojournalism program at New York’s International Center for Photography. (more…)
Ed Alvarez is a first generation Nuyorican raised in the South Bronx in the late 1960's. Ed is primarily a cultural and community events photographer, but is now focusing his attention on documentary photography. "Change is coming and it is important that it be documented."
- Website: edalvarez.nyc
- Instagram: @inthebx
David Dee Delgado
David Delgado, better known as Dee, was born and resides in the South Bronx. David graduated from New York City College of Technology with a degree in Graphic Art & Design. He is a street photographer turned photojournalist whose goal is to be the voice of the voiceless. David is a member the Bronx Photo League.
- Website: 500px.com/david_delgado
- Twitter: @NY_PHOTOGRAPHER
- Instagram: @dee_bx
Trevon Blondet is a self-taught ‘Born in the Bronx’ photographer. He was exposed to photography by his father who was fond of family photos, and the landscape of New York City. Trevon enjoys photographing portraiture, street art, street photography and concerts.
- Instagram: @blackblondeimages
- Twitter: @TrevonBlondet
Giacomo Francia is a Filmmaker and a Multimedia Editor. He graduated from the University of Rome with a degree in Film and Cinema Studies that sparked his interest in social issues. After completing his studies in New York, he worked with Award-Winning production company Public Record (Brooklyn), as well as clients such as Noisey (VICE), The Ground Truth Project, National Geographic Kids and the Center for Constitutional Rights. He is currently a freelance Multimedia Editor and a volunteer at the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC).
- Website: rtfice.com
- instagram: @rtfice
Edwin J. Torres
Edwin J. Torres is a photographer from the Hunts Point area of the Bronx. He graduated from Colby College with a degree in American Studies, and is particularly interested in American history, representations, and social issues. Torres uses the camera as a tool to tell stories of moral force that shed light on human issues. Torres currently works as a freelance photojournalist and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. His work has been published in The New York Times, Vice, ProPublica, Global Post, Leica Blog, and other publications.
- Website: edwintorrespf.com
- Instagram: @edwintorresphoto
Elias Williams is a Bronx, NY based documentary and portrait photographer. His work focuses on everyday life in New York City and adding value to depreciated stories of the black identity. His work has been shown at the LaGuardia Gallery of Photographic Arts, Morris Museum, CUNY First and The New York Times Lens Blog.
- Website: eliaswilliams.com
- Instagram: @elias.williams
- Twitter: @EliasNotAlias
- Tumblr: eliaswilliams.tumblr.com
Rhynna M. Santos
Rhynna M. Santos is a photographer born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico and currently residing in Bronx, New York. She graduated from UCLA in 2007. Ms. Santos depicts the everyday life, geographies, emotions and realities of people of color in Bronx, New York. Her work transforms the stereotypical interpretation of the Bronx and its inhabitants. Ms. Santos is currently a member of the Bronx Photo League at the Bronx Documentary Center and curator for the Instagram feed Everyday Bronx.
- Instagram: @rhynnasantos @everydaybronx
Katie Khouri is a freelance graphic designer with a background in photojournalism. She moved to NYC from upstate New York to work for the photo collective Magnum Photos and VII photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson eight years ago. She graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a BA in Journalism. She has been volunteering with the Bronx Documentary Center since 2012.
- Instagram: @katie.khouri
I come from a culture that values professions such as medicine, law and engineering so it only made sense that when my family immigrated to the Bronx, from Nigeria in 2002 and I continued my education, I would pursue a degree that would land me a “sensible” profession. My first art class at Hostos Community College in the South Bronx was a requirement that was little more than an annoyance to me – I had no knowledge of and absolutely no interest in art. My work while romantic in nature, has consistently dealt with the issue of identity, belonging and displacement.
- Website: osaretin.com
- Instagram: @osaretin.ugiagbe
Michael Kamber has worked as a photojournalist for more than 25 years. As a writer, videographer and photographer, he covered war and conflict for The New York Times in a dozen countries. He is the founder of the Bronx Documentary Center, an educational space dedicated to positive social change through photography, writing and film.
- Website: kamberphoto.com
- Instagram: @michaelkamber
Melissa Bunni Elian
Melissa Bunni Elian is a journalist who combines her photography, videography and writing to create multimedia stories. Her work has been published in the Global Post, Daily Beast and the New York Daily News. She is currently working on a long term project about the role of city planning on economic and social inequality.
- Website: hellobunni.com
- Instagram: @hellobunni