“Three Photographers from the Bronx: Jules Aarons, Morton Broffman, and Joe Conzo”
February 26 to June 14, 2015
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York
The exhibit will showcase the work of Jules Aarons, Morton Broffman, and Joe Conzo—three Bronx-born photographers who captured significant moments of societal and urban change in the borough and across the country during the 20th century. The exhibition features over 80 works, from depictions of daily life in the Bronx and Far Rockaways in the early 1950s, to images of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, to a searing look at Bronx community protests in the early 1980s. Together these works create an exchange across three distinct and intertwined moments—exploring the legacy of community activism and urban change, and launching a dialogue surrounding the challenges the Bronx and similar communities continue to face today.