Martine Fougeron at The Bronx Museum
Image above: ©Martine Fougeron, Select Roses No. 1: Flower Man, 2015 / Courtesy of the Bronx Museum
Images above: Monika Piatkiewicz, Opening Night, Top right: Artist
Martine Fougeron: The South Bronx Trades features a series of photographs by French-born, New York-based photographer Martine Fougeron that explore the industries and manufacturing enterprises of Port Morris and Hunts Point in the South Bronx. Beginning in 2011, Fougeron has documented a wide range of industries for her series, from steel production and auto parts shops to artisanal bakers, printers, boat builders, and fishmongers. Together, the photographs celebrate the artistry and everyday heroics of these specialized workers, revealing the unseen workers and often-unheralded communities of the borough.