Chantal Heijnen


Contemporary European Photography


These are two photographs from Bronxites, a photography project by Chantal Heijnen. The photographer writes “Through a mutual friend, a very unlikely but special friendship arose between Gilbert, who lives in the Bronx for almost 40 years and me, a young photographer from The Netherlands. In 2008 Gilbert gave me the opportunity to move to the Bronx, to share space in his apartment and pursue my long-held ambition to photograph individuals from communities rarely seen.”