Located in the vibrant neigborhood of Melrose, South Bronx, the BDC is a pulsating civic gallery and educational space. Specializing in community-focused documentary practice, the non-profit aims to fuel and facilitate a critical approach to essential social issues. Resultant art serves as a driver for wider change, whilst a diverse educational roster ensures a comprehensive level of learning with various communities.
Residing in the Bronx throughout the 1980s, founder Michael Kamber felt an acute lack of creative engagement. Following a decade photographing conflict zones for The New York Times, he was keen to provide the area with access to a more optimal selection of journalism, photography, and documentary cinema.