Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Photographic Evidence That the BoogieDown Has Come a Long Way

Gothamist has a post up today showcasing Ray Mortenson's photographs of the South Bronx from 1982 through 1984.

Mr. Mortenson has an exhibit opening up at the Museum of the City of New York which will run from 11/14/08 to 3/9/09.

Here's an excerpt from the Gothamist piece:

Mortenson says, “The buildings were like tombs – sealed up, broken open and plundered. Inside, stairways with missing steps led up to abandoned apartments. Doors opened into rooms that were once bedrooms or kitchens. Small things left behind hint at who the occupants might have been – a hairbrush, photographs, or bits of clothing.” [Gothamist]

You must click here to link to Gothamist to view the photos... It's so inspiring to see how the Bronx has for the most part rebounded from such horrific conditions.

*Ray Mortenson photo above courtesy of www.gothamist.com*


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