The Bronx Artist Documentary Project, created in 2014, was 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 involved over one hundred individuals, in celebration of the Centennial of Bronx County.
The project was designed 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 (which was attended by over 600 people). Additional community events and activities augmented the exhibition.
The Bronx Artist Documentary Project continues to foster 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 and tours which complemented the exhibition encouraged greater appreciation of and interaction between artists and the community. The “Garden of Artists” participatory outdoor event on Saturday, September 27, 2014, allowed visitors to observe the creation of art firsthand and to speak with the artists as they worked.
An Enduring Visual Record
A full color, 272-page hardcover coffee table book of these photographs has been published in a limited print run. To view a sample of the book, CLICK HERE.
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 creating the Bronx Artist Documentary Project, in order to bring attention to the artistic community currently working in the Bronx.
BxADP logo designed by Xavier Figueroa