Antonio Bolfo at Half King
The exhibition, Impact: Life On The Housing Beat, by photographer Antonio Bolfo will be on view July 24 - Sept 19, 2012 at Half King. There is an artist’s reception on Tuesday July 24th at 7.30pm
Operation IMPACT is an NYPD program that assigns young, untested officers to the most violent and dangerous neighborhoods of New York City for a full-scale plunge into “The Job.” Part field training, part trial by fire, IMPACT pits these officers against some of the most vicious criminals in the country on a daily basis. This photography project follows one IMPACT unit consisting of thirty rookies assigned to housing projects in the South Bronx, one of the poorest and most notorious neighborhoods in America.
Many criminologists directly attribute Operation IMPACT to New York City’s 21st century revival. But the focus on arrests comes at a price: sacrificing community policing, which leads to a tense relationship between the neighborhood’s beleaguered residents and the overstrained cops.
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505 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011