August 22, 2009

South Bronx, the South South Bronx

Photograph by David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez, a reporter for The New York Times wrote a personal and inspiring article today titled The Faces in the South Bronx Rubble that is recommended reading. In 1979, armed with a Yale education and his camera, Mr. Gonzalez returned to the South Bronx to teach photography to children and also to document the life that he saw there. To be perfectly honest, I am often wary of the "stale, male, pale, Yale" masters of the universe world that the Guerrilla Girls have brought to light in the past. It's good to see some humanity come out of New Haven, Connecticut for a change and not just another manufactured tale of corporate know-how and triumph.   

Please be sure to follow the link to the Audio Slide Show in the article to hear Mr. Gonzalez speak of his photographs.

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