Jerome Avenue Workers Project, 2015
Photographs and video
All photographs silver gelatin prints
24 x 20 x 1.5 inches each (framed)
Jerome Avenue Workers Project was possible through the support of the Workforce Development Institute (WDI) a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit that improves the lives of working men and women across New York State by providing targeted programs in workforce, economic, and community development.
The Bronx Photo League’s extensive documentary series, Jerome Avenue Workers Project, sheds light on the people and professions that are threatened by the city’s plans to rezone two miles of Jerome Avenue for residential development. These nuanced portraits archive lived experiences under the strain of geopolitics, and capture the ethos of one of New York’s last working class neighborhoods. Depicting workers individual relationships to the district, the images, reveal the specter of displacement through a personal lens.