The Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) is a free documentary photography and college success program serving middle through high school students.

Our free after-school and summer photojournalism programs teach middle and high school Bronx students to use photography, writing, and research to explore social justice issues, preparing them for college and future careers. The program includes visits with internationally-renowned photographers, field trips to major cultural institutions and media outlets, and opportunities for life-changing international travel. Students and families participate in extensive college prep programming, including one-on-one counseling, financial aid workshops, and college tours.

The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) uses community-based documentary practice and education to explore vital issues, stimulate critical thought, and drive social change. The BDC is a non-profit gallery and educational space. Through exhibitions, screenings, and public programming, we show the work of internationally-renowned and emerging photographers and filmmakers who are dealing with the themes that guide the BDC: justice, education, community-building, and positive social change. The Center’s programming is robust, with over 35 major exhibitions and hundreds of public programs, including film screenings, lectures, workshops, free guided exhibition tours for over 5,000 students, and community-based service projects for South Bronx residents. Over 35,000 people have visited the BDC gallery and participated in its programs. Learn more about the BDC here.


2019-2020 Bronx Junior Photo League Staff

Middle School
Tuesdays [MS1]

Kamal Badhey
Lead Teaching Artist

Kayla Beltran
Assistant Teaching Artist

Salvador Espinoza
Assistant Teaching Artist

Middle School
Wednesdays [MS2]

Bianca Farrow
Lead Teaching Artist

Sackona Fitts
Assistant Teaching Artist

Harry Montás
Assistant Teaching Artist

High School
Tuesday/Thursday [HS1]

Jess Kirkham
Lead Teaching Artist

Jon Santiago
Lead Teaching Artist

Samantha Alvarez
Assistant Teaching Artist

Makeda Flood
Assistant Teaching Artist

High School
Monday/Wednesday [HS2]

Mike Kamber
Lead Teaching Artist

Desiree Rios
Lead Teaching Artist

Vi Nguyen
Assistant Teaching Artist

Sean Sirota
Assistant Teaching Artist

BJPL Staff

Bianca Farrow
Education Manager

Rhynna Santos
College Success Counselor

Justin Raul Baez
Program Assistant

BJPL Volunteers

Carla Rice
BJPL Volunteer

Cynthia Rivera
Volunteer

Cindy Weisbart
BJPL Volunteer


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