'BRONX TRADES/OFICIOS/METIERS' is an ongoing project in the South Bronx highlighting the historic and economic importance of the workers and their craft in the industries of Hunts Point and Port Morris to the wider New York community, bringing closer together the area’s residential and industrial communities, and encourage youths to pursue their own trade in the Bronx and beyond. Fougeron has photographed these 'forgotten trades' and created portraits of workers, interiors, machines and products of these diverse industries, from hard-core industrial steel production and recycling, to seafood distribution, to more artisan trades like baking, printing or canvas stretching. Fougeron wants to bring art into active relation with diverse spheres of society with the aim of inspiring and producing responsible social change.
Archival pigment prints mounted on baking trays
View the video of the Installation at The Andrew Freedman Home, 2012 'THIS SIDE OF PARADISE' curated by Manon Slome of NO LONGER EMPTY
THIS PROJECT IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART WITH PUBLIC FUNDS: THE BRONX COUNCIL ON THE ARTS THROUGH THE NYCDCA GREATER NEW YORK ARTS DEVELOPMENT FUND PROGRAM.