Virtual Gallery Talk: Summer in the Bronx

The Latest Exhibition at the Freedman Gallery

On Thursday, June 22nd, meet the photographer behind, Summer in the Bronx, the The Doris C. and Alan J. Freedman Gallery’s most recent exhibition. Join us in exploring Edwin Torres’ lively collection of photographs that document the sunshine and energy of summertime spent in the Bronx. MAS President, Elizabeth Goldstein, will moderate a conversation with the Bronx-born and award-winning photographer. Ring in the start of summer with this virtual gallery talk!

If you missed this event, you can watch a recording of it on the MAS YouTube Channel.

About the Exhibition

Entitled Summer in the Bronx MAS is pleased to present a collection of work by photographer Edwin Torres. Shot between 2013 and 2016, the photographs depict the season when the city’s public realm feels most alive, when New Yorkers inevitably find themselves out in the streets alongside one another, in gatherings both planned and incidental. The artist, born and raised in the South Bronx himself, captures his neighborhood and borough with unmistakable ease, familiarity, and affection. Even in the depths of winter, Torres’ collection transports us to a city sidewalk where the sun is shining and the collective joy of friends, neighbors, and strangers alike fills the air.

Thursday, June 22
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Zoom Webinar


  • Jumping into the East River by Barreto Point Park. © Edwin J. Torres. Modifications: photo cropped.
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  • Edwin Torres and Elizabeth Goldstein.
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Meet the Artist

Edwin Torres, Featured Artist

Edwin J. Torres (b.1989) is an award-winning photographer. He graduated from Colby College with a degree in American Studies, which sparked his intellectual curiosity about history, current events, and the representation of cultures in a variety of media.

Currently, Torres serves as the Digital Director for the Governor’s Office in New Jersey. Prior, he served as a staff photographer for the New York City Mayor’s Office. Prior to his work in government, Torres was a freelance photojournalist. In 2016, Torres was the lead photographer and contributed reporting in a Pulitzer Prize-winning story with ProPublica and the New York Daily News. He also spent five years volunteering at the Bronx Documentary Center, a nonprofit that utilized documentary practice and education to explore vital issues, stimulate critical thought, and drive social change.

His work has been published in The New York Times, Vice, The Atlantic, the New York Daily News, The American Prospect, ProPublica, and several other outlets. Follow Edwin on instagram @edwintorresphoto.

Elizabeth Goldstein, President, MAS

Elizabeth joined MAS as its President in February 2017. She has an extensive background in parks and historic preservation advocacy and management. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has worked to insure transparent public engagement in civic decisions of consequence to public space and the heritage of key places across the United States. Prior to returning to her NYC roots, Elizabeth was most recently the President of the California State Parks Foundation from 2004 to 2016. Prior to that she was the General Manager of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (1999 to 2004), and the Western Director of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (1994-1999). Her work in parks includes the New York City Regional Director of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (1989-1994), the Director of Planning for the New York City Park Department (1986-1989) and the Chief of Staff of the Manhattan Borough Office of NYC Parks. Elizabeth graduated from Beloit College. Elizabeth is a past co-chair of the City Parks Alliance and board member of numerous non-profit boards.

About The Doris C. and Alan J. Freedman Gallery

The Doris C. and Alan J. Freedman Gallery was housed at the former offices of MAS at the Villard Houses prior to the organization’s move in 2010. In 2020, the gallery was reimagined as a digital space made accessible to visitors from across the city and world. Both the digital gallery and its original programming at the Villard Houses have been made possible through the generosity of the Freedman Family.

Doris Freedman (1928—1981) served as New York City’s first Director of Cultural Affairs and founded the Public Art Fund in 1977. Alan Freedman (1923 – 1982) was the founder and chairman of the WNYC Foundation, which raised private financing to support public radio broadcasting in New York. Both Doris and Alan Freedman served as Presidents of MAS in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

View past exhibitions featured in the Freedman Gallery.

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