Vantage Point 24 – Celebrating 20 years

‘Vantage Point 24 – Celebrating 20 years,’ a photography exhibition of work by students and alumni of ICP at The Point, opens with a reception on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. The exhibition is on view Monday – Friday through December 31, 2018.

It’s always the best of times and the worst of times in The Bronx. We get a bad rap for the worst of it, but the best includes Latin Jazz, Salsa, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton and a lot more popular culture.

Bad stuff makes the news, but the good stuff is mostly seen only by people inside the community. That is what this exhibition is about. It’s photos of people in the neighborhood taken by people in the neighborhood.


Hunts Point

Hunts Point is a neighborhood in The South Bronx.

New York City’s food distribution industry moved here in the 1960s and 70s when Washington Market was torn down to build the World Trade Center and Battery Park City. The Fulton Fish Market moved here from downtown Manhattan in 2005.

Today the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center is one of the largest in the world. It covers 329 acres.

The long-neglected commercial neighborhood is now experiencing the horrors of gentrification.


The Point CDC

The Point CDC is a Community Development Corporation that was formed in 1993 to help revitalize the Hunts Point section of The Bronx.

New York City was another world then. It was still climbing off the bottom of 1977.


International Center for Photography (ICP)

The International Center of Photography is the world’s leading photography institution. It was founded by legendary photojournalist Cornell Capa in 1974 to create socially and politically minded images with the potential to educate and change the world.

ICP has a museum, a school, a library and a cultural center. It produces the annual Infinity Awards to recognize excellence in photography.


ICP at The Point

In 1977 ICP joined forces with The Point to teach photography, critical thinking, writing and public speaking to foster self-esteem, community development and social change.

More than 200 photographers have gone through the program.

‘Vantage Point 24 – Celebrating 20 years’ exhibits work by almost 50 students and alumni of ICP at The Point.


Featured Artists

Congratulations to the artists showing in this exhibition:

  • Karina Acebo
  • Jaidev Alvarez
  • Miguel Anaya
  • Lux Angamarca
  • Christopher Baizan
  • Roy Baizan
  • Tony Baizan
  • Ileia Burgos
  • Karina Chan
  • Faith Colón
  • Boris Cortes Jr.
  • Joselyn DeJesus
  • David Delgado
  • Nailea Dominguez
  • Willy Dynamite
  • Dalylah Ebanks
  • Ashley Edwards
  • Jaedyn Edwards
  • Guadalupe Flores
  • Jazlyn Flores
  • Madison Forty-Way
  • Destiny Garcia
  • Kiara García
  • Joseph Gilmore
  • Angelina Gonzalez
  • Ladan Graves
  • Evan Guzmán
  • Alex Hernandez
  • Niah Joseph
  • Dakota Maisonet
  • Dominick Marcelo
  • Sydney Mateo
  • Emmanuel Matos
  • Eboni McDaniel
  • Kevin Nestor
  • Rodolfo Nestor
  • Mark Nevers
  • Stephanie Peña
  • Danny Peralta
  • Xéla Perryman
  • Christopher Quainoo
  • Dion Rodriguez
  • Ricardo Silva
  • Josangel Sosa
  • Sofie Vásquez
  • Misra Walker
  • Bashira Webb
  • Tiffany Williams

Your pictures show why the Bronx is beautiful.


Visit The Point CDC

940 Garrison Ave, Bronx, NY 10474
(at Manida St)
Hunts Point, The Bronx

NOTE: On Google Maps, search “Point CDC”

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm (9 pm Tuesday – Thursday)

Subway

(6) to Hunts Point Ave

  • Walk under the Bruckner Expressway 1 block
  • Turn right at the first light on Garrison Ave
  • The Point is on the first corner

For more information, visit thepoint.org


 


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