RADIANT EXCESS: Bronx Bodegas
Artist: David Katzenstein
Text: Gay Feldman
In 2016 David Katzenstein was commissioned by CBS News Sunday Morning to create a portfolio of fine art photographs exploring neighborhood bodegas and their importance as the social hub of many communities. Guided by the Secretary General of Bodegueros Association USA, Katzenstein turned his humanist lens on the shop owners amidst their merchandise. Close examination of the content within each shop reveals the complexities of multiculturalism that exist within the microcosm of urban democracy. These compelling portraits offer a unique perspective on cultural diversity in NYC.
Bodegas: The lifeblood of New York City neighborhoods aired on CBS News Sunday Morning on April 9, 2017