Wednesday, June 15, 2011
SOUL FLEXIN' JUNE 24th, RESPECT TO JOE CONZO SERIES!
THIS SOUL FLEXIN' IS HONORING THE IMAGING OF JOE CONZO
Born and raised in the Bronx, Joe Conzo acquired a flair for photography at the age of nine while attending the Agnes Russell School on the campus of Columbia University; later, advancing those skills at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He grew up at the heels of his grandmother a dynamic leader and passionate activist within the minority community of the South Bronx the late Dr. Evelina Antonetty. His father, Joe Conzo Sr., was longtime confidant and historian for the late “King of Latin Music” Tito Puente. Exposure to these “politically and culturally charged” worlds had a profound effect on how he viewed his environment through the lens of a camera.
However, Joe Conzo Jr. really came of age as a young man and as a photographer at a turbulent period in New York City’s urban decay. He was part of a generation that refused to be silenced by the choke of flameengulfed South Bronx tenements and a disparaging educational system. Their defiant voices gave rise to a cultural movement known as Hip Hop. And at its early stage, Joe passionately embraced the role of photographer within the phenomenon.
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