Bronx Boys presents an extended photo essay that c ...
Bronx Boys presents an extended photo essay that chronicles the lives of these kids growing up in the Bronx. Shames captures the brutality of the times - the fights, shootings, arrests, and drug deals - that eventually left many of the young men he photographed dead or in jail. But he also records the joy and humanity of the Bronx boys, who mature, fall in love, and have children of their own. One young man Shames mentored, Martin Dones, provides riveting details of living in the Bronx and getting caught up in violence and drugs before caring adults helped him turn his life around. Challenging our perceptions of a neighborhood that is too easily dismissed as irredeemable,Bronx Boys shows us that hope can survive on even the meanest streets.
Featured in the December 2014 Creative Enterprises newsletter.
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Publication date: 2014-10-15
Number of pages: 224
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Subjects: Category, Non-fiction, Art/design/film, Photography, Individual Photographers, Photographic Reportage, Lifestyle, Sport And Leisure, Biography & True Stories, Biography: General, Social Sciences, Sociology, Age Groups: Adolescents, Urban Communities