When the Bronx burned in the 1970s, cameras arrived to record the devastation—and in some cases to record the recovery that's played out over the past three decades. But some photographers were there before and after the flames. In a new exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center called
Seis del Sur: Dispatches from Home by Six Nuyorican Photographers, we see images that depict a broader story than decline, disaster and recovery. The show runs through March 8, 4-7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The Bronx Documentary Center is at 614 Courtlandt Avenue at 151st Street.
At left, on the night before the opening, local firefighters from Engine 50 and Ladder 19 dropped in to view the prints just as Mike Kamber (founder/director of the Bronx Documentary Center) and his team were hanging the last two.