"Photography is magic…it has incredible and really unparalleled power to represent and define people, communities, and individuals...kids see that and they want to do that and they want to be part of that."
Former conflict photographer Michael Kamber founded the Bronx Documentary Center. The BDC is dedicated to providing free photographic education to Bronx middle and high schoolers, as well as education for adult Bronx photographers. Michael believes in the value of photography to educate and inform and he also believes that anyone willing to put in the work should have a place to learn the craft and share their work with their peers and that money should not be a barrier to learning. Opening the BDC was the fulfillment of an idea that he and his fellow photojournalist and friend, Tim Hetherington, had talked about and they had even picked the site before Hetherington was killed by artillery fire in Libya in 2011. The first show honored Hetherington's work.
Tim Hetherington Photobook Library
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