The Past Doesn’t Always Dictate The Future

Photographer Mel Rosenthal lived in the South Bronx, New York at time of downward transformation. This was happening during the 1970s due to loss of manufacturing jobs and municipal services, plummeting property values, rampant arson and the exodus of residents. His striking images are about the people who had to live through those tough times but were able to retain their dignity. Present day Bronx is hardly recognizeable from that time which goes to show that your past doesn’t always define you……you can rise above it. Exhibition at The Museum Of The City Of New York. 

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