Alex Welsh | Home of the Brave
Country of origin: United States
Project location: United States
Program: Magnum Foundation Fund
Brownsville is far removed from the cultural transformation and gentrification that has swept over Brooklyn during the past decade. The neighborhood, plagued with violence, is the murder capitol of New York City. While the overall crime rate in New York City has decreased since 1990 to historic lows, Brownsville’s violent crime rate remains stubbornly high. Alex Welsh’s work will humanize and de-‐stigmatize the youth involved in the violence through imagery that breaks through stereotypes of inner city men and women.