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Seis del Sur: BARRIOS

  “Seis del Sur: BARRIOS (\ˈbär-ē-ˌōz\)” – is a photographic group exhibition featuring both the vintage and contemporary photojournalistic and social documentary work of the six members of the Seis del Sur photo collective: Joe Conzo, Ricky Flores, Ángel Franco, David González, Edwin Pagán, and Francisco Molina Reyes II. The exhibition builds on their documentary […]

Seis Del Sur Classic Tees!

PAY IT FORWARD WITH A “SEIS DEL SUR CLASSIC-T” For a limited time you can own a Seis De Sur Classic-T! Seis del Sur’s Classic-T is a stylish way to support the arts and look good while doing it. Why? Because 100% of the proceeds raised through the sale of these cool shirts will help […]

Los Seis Del Sur – Sin Límites – Final Stages

We are now in the final stages of prepping for the Seis Del Sur exhibition next week at the Bronx Music Heritage Center.  The work will feature contemporary work of Los Seis and we each, individually, will be acknowledging the invasion and occupation of Puerto Rico by the United States on July 25, 1898.  

Los Seis Del Sur – Sin Límites

Following our groundbreaking show of 1980’s South Bronx photos at the Bronx Documentary Center, Seis del Sur is back, this time with an exhibit of contemporary work. Join us for “Sin Límites,” a collective follow up of our journeys through today’s New York and beyond, to Puerto Rico and Latin America. Opening July 25th at […]

Seis Del Sur Limited Edition Box Set

      An exclusive, limited edition print set signed by the members of Seis Del Sur is available from the Bronx Documentary Center.  Follow link below for PDF of what is contained in the set.   ISSUU – Seis Del Sur Limited Edition Box Set by Seis Del Sur.

Parting Glance: Frank Espada

  “I went to El Barrio this week thinking of Frank Espada. On blocks where renovated tenements stood alongside luxury high-rises, I strained to imagine what he had witnessed more than a half-century earlier, before anyone thought this stretch of Manhattan would sit in the cross hairs of gentrification. When it was home to people […]

The South Bronx Comes Home « Welcome2Melrose

The South Bronx Comes Home « Welcome2Melrose. Ed García Conde editor of Welcome2Melrose writes a personal account of the Seis Del Sur opening at the Bronx Documentary Center.

Artwork by Katie Khouri created during the Seis Del Sur Exhibition

The Bronx Documentary Center’s Katie Khouri, a photojournalist and graphic artist, created some amazing Seis Del Sur promotions for our hosted events. Here is the complete selection that she producded;

Our Family Album

David Gonzalez spoke about the creation of the Seis Del Sur exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center.  It, succinctly and passionately, conveyed our collective emotion on opening night. Opening Night Remarks by David Gonzalez, One of Seis, 1/19/13 You can blame it on Beck Street. Three years ago, on March 10, 2010 the six of […]

We DID IT! Exhibition Installation and Opening Photos

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We are Finally Here

Over 30 years in the making, 34 months in the planning and we are finally here. Seis Del Sur will have its first official exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center on January 19, 2013. That we are excited is a understatement. We are all want to share such a important and intimate view of our […]

Horror and Humor, Same Day, Same Block

Ever since he picked up a camaera as a young man, Ricky Flores has documented the world around him. Starting on Fox Street in the South Bronx, he went from casual pictures of his friends, to compiling a deep document of a complicated and turbulent era. “Photographing my community, coupled with the turbulent and violent […]

Graffitipalooza in The Bronx

David Gonzalez writes in the New York Times about a meeting of 15 legendary graffiti artists who descended on a street in the South Bronx.

Gonzalez on Kodak and life in the South Bronx

David writes on the NY Times Lens blog about Kodak’s bankruptcy and how the company played a important role in documenting life in the South Bronx. The article also links back to a second one where David discussed in depth revisiting his old negatives and the time he spent documenting the streets of his youth. […]

David Gonzalez Talks About Life in the South Bronx

David Gonzalez talks with Ricky Flores about the Longwood neighborhood where they once lived. The interview took place last November on Prospect Avenue on the day that TATS Cru finished their mural honoring Dra. Evelina Antonetty, the founder of United Bronx Parents.

Coquito Wishes and Tropical Dreams

Los Seis Wish All of  You Six Times the Happiness in the Coming Year.

Happy Puerto Rican Discovery Day

    Twenty five years after her death, Dra. Evelina Antonetty was honored with a new TATS CRU mural outside of United Bronx Parents, the groundbreaking community and social-services group she founded.  Bio, Nicer and BG executed their masterpiece using several iconic black and white South Bronx photos supplied by Joe Conzo, Antonetty’s grandson. Among […]

A Hayes Alum Makes Good

  Seis Del Sur’s very own David Gonzalez has been inducted into the Cardinal Hayes High School Hall of Fame in the Bronx.  David graduated from the school in 1975 and went on to be  journalist with the New York Times and is now co-editing the Lens blog for the paper.  According to the website […]

Enfoco: An Evening of Art and Cocktails

Enfoco is close to realizing a dream of a national traveling exhibition and a book.  Miriam Romais, Executive Director of Enfoco explains below; “We received an “American Masterpiece” grant from NEA, (National Endowment for the Arts), but are still quite a ways from meeting the full match for our Permanent Collection project, and this after […]

Joey Snaps in Sofia (That’s Bulgaria)

From the Boogie Down to Bulgaria, Sen~or Snaps worked his continental magic Bronx Style, which classic pix of the Cold Crush Back in the Day, and then some.   Not to be outdone by the smoove days frozen through Conzo’s relentless chronicling of the Cold Crush (and rivals), he turned the cameras on Steffan “Mr. […]

Los Seis In The Place To Be – The NYT

SLideshow at the NYT

Last week, Los Seis drew another curious crowd, eager to learn about the hidden history of the SBX and our peeps. Some 100 pepole – from activists to artists and journalists – filled the 15th Floor conference room at the NY Times, where Los Seis had a slide show followed by a feisty dicussion. The […]

Los Seis Got Some Splainin’ to Do at the New York Times

‘Splainin Los Seis  for ‘Spanic Heritage Month The New York Times Latino Affinity Group has invited Los Seis to do a slide show and panel discussion on our South Bronx images. Learn how we cris-crossed the same streets in the 80s, unknown to each other, compiling an insider’s archive of life in this hectic, crazy, […]

Auction Action for the Bronx Documentary Center

Come out September 12 in support of Mike Kamber’s new gallery in the South Bronx – and score a print or two from Los Seis while you’re at it.