The Bronx Artist Documentary Project is a borough-wide collaborative endeavor involving Bronx photographers documenting Bronx visual artists at work in their studios or other Bronx venues.
Conceived of by the Bronx Artists Collective in partnership with the Bronx Documentary Center, the BXADP involves over one hundred individuals, in celebration of this year's Bronx County Centennial.
The goal of the Bronx Artist Documentary Project is to increase awareness of the visual artists who work in the Bronx and who enrich the cultural fabric of the borough with their art.
A public exhibition of the photographs made its debut at the Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, from September 13th - October 8th, 2014, with an opening reception on the evening of Saturday September 13th. Additional community events and activities were planned to augment the exhibition.
The Bronx Artist Documentary Project is fostering connections between artists and photographers from all corners of the borough and from various styles, backgrounds and generations, cultivating opportunities for collaboration and greater communication within the artistic community at large.
The exhibition of photographs and the special events, tours and discussions scheduled to complement the exhibition encouraged greater appreciation of and interaction between artists and the community. The special outdoor "Garden of Artists" participatory event on Saturday, September 27th allowed visitors to observe the creation of art firsthand and to interact with the artists as they work.
Robert Fass photographing Rebecca Allen
Photo by Judith Lane.
An Enduring Visual Record
The Bronx Artists Collective
Consisting of Daniel Hauben (painter), Judith Lane (writer), Michael Kamber (photographer) and Jeanine Alfieri (sculptor), the Bronx Artists Collective came together in 2013 with the specific goal of bringing attention to the artistic community currently working in the Bronx. With several decades of experience between them, the Collective has curated and produced exhibitions large and small both in the U.S. and overseas.
BXADP logo designed by Xavier Figueroa