Bronx Faces is a collaborative community art project that pairs the stories and experiences of Bronx natives with a personalized mixed media portrait. This information was gathered through an open call with a fixed selection of questions for Bronx natives of varying backgrounds and generations about one’s experience in the borough. The open call was closed after 100 participants submitted to the project.
In the open call, Bronxites were asked:
Name/Birth Year/Neighborhood 1. What memory stands out the most from living in the Bronx? 2. What’s the best food spot in the Bronx? Describe your favorite order 3. What do you want people to know about your specific neighborhood? 4. What do you want people to know about the Bronx? 5. What did you do for fun growing up? 6. What is your favorite local spot?
The interview answers are paired with a mixed media portrait of the interviewed Bronxite for a complete 'Bronx Face.'
This is a project by a Bronx native for Bronx natives. Bronx Faces is incredibly personal storytelling. It documents a multitude of Bronx experiences through the contextual differences and intersections in time, neighborhood, race, age, and culture. The responses are unedited, thoughtful, difficult, honest, sweet, raw, and funny. This project allows Bronx natives to document their own histories through an unfiltered tongue.
To follow the progress of the Bronx Faces project, follow @BronxFaces on Instagram.