Founded in 2011, the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) is a non-profit gallery and educational space. Our mission is to share photography, film and new media with underserved Bronx communities and the cultural community at large. We use these mediums to foster dialogue around contemporary local, national and global issues. Through exhibitions, screenings, and public programming, we show the work of internationally renowned and emerging photographers and filmmakers who are dealing with themes that guide the BDC: justice, education and social progress.
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Michael Kamber | Founder Michael Kamber has worked as a photojournalist for 25 years and is currently under contract to The New York Times. In the last decade, Michael has worked primarily as a conflict photographer and has covered a dozen conflicts including Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Liberia, Darfur and the Congo. He photographed the war in Iraq for The New York Times between 2003 and 2010. He has also worked as a writer and videographer for that newspaper, contributing dozens of articles from Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan and West Africa. As one of the first journalists to routinely file photography, video and written articles from overseas, Michael helped pioneer the use of multimedia. His photos have been published in nearly every major news magazine in the United States and Europe, as well as in many newspapers. A former Revson Fellow at Columbia University, Michael is the winner of a World Press Photo award, the Mike Berger Award, the Missouri School of Journalism’s Penny Press Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Award, American Photo Images of the Year and is part of a team that won an Overseas Press Club award. His 2001 three-part series on Mexican immigration was included in The Best American Non-Required Reading. He is currently at work on a photojournalists’ oral history of the Iraq War to be published in 2012.
Danielle Jackson | Co-Founder After crisscrossing the globe organizing projects at the world’s museums, Danielle Jackson is excited to land at the Bronx Documentary Center. As former cultural director at Magnum Photos New York, Danielle has coordinated a range of lectures, travelling exhibitions and retrospectives for museums, universities, and photo festivals in more than a dozen countries. She is passionate about history, media, photography, contemporary art and video and seeks to engender new dialogues around visual culture. She has received a BFA in Film and Television and an MA in Africana Studies, both from New York University. She has spoken at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Southeast Museum of Photography, Fovea Editions and the Asahi Gallery, Tokyo, among others.