"We All We Got" Exhibition Opens in the Bronx

Chicago’s lakefront is a frequent hang-out for youth during the summer months, but many young people have never been outside of their neighborhoods, let alone to the beaches along the lake. Near South Side, Chicago, 2006. © Carlos Javier Ortiz

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 05:00pm to 06:00pm EST (GMT -0500)

Join Pulitzer Center grantee journalist Carlos Javier Ortiz at the Bronx Documentary Center on Saturday, January 24 for the opening of his exhibition "We All We Got." The photos were previously housed at David Weinberg Photography in Chicago and many have been included in a book with the same name.

Carlos has spent eight years documenting the grief and resilience of communities in Chicago affected by youth gun violence.

"By repeatedly returning to the same neighborhoods over the course of eight years, Ortiz shows the plight of the communities with which he has built a deep connection. You see abandoned buildings, memorials for victims, segregation, graffiti, juvenile incarceration, and other constant reminders of the outcomes of violence on young people and their surroundings," reads Ortiz's website.

"But through all the heartbreak, you also see the incredible resilience of the individuals left behind. And where there is terror, there is also a glimpse of the innocence that remains and a tiny glimmer of hope."

This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run until March 22, 2015.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
6:00-9:00 pm
Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtlandt Avenue (@ 151st St.) Bronx, NY 10451

Subway 2 5 train to 3rd Avenue-149th Street
Bus BX6, BX15, BX19, BX21, BX41
Car 24-hour parking available directly next door to BDC

For more information contact info@bronxdoc.org / www.bronxdoc.org