DT Photo Urbanism Fellow Latricia Morgan explores the power of community for public housing residents in the Bronx. Save the date for a closing panel on 7/18 details to be announced.

The Design Trust for Public Space Photo Urbanism program in partnership with the Bronx Council on the Arts is opening a new exhibition by local photographer Latricia Morgan.

Born and raised at the Ruben Betances Houses in the South Bronx, Latricia documents intergenerational community at NYCHA through portraiture, bringing a lens of luxury to her subjects and uplifting the beautiful bloom and growth of the human spirit, combining mixed-media and texture.

The gallery will be open to the public and on display with the Bronx Council on the Arts through July 18th during BCA's visiting hours. Join us for an exhibition opening with the artist on June 18th to learn more about the inspiration behind the work and ongoing community development efforts at NYCHA. Capacity for opening night is limited, please RSVP to attend.

1 out of every 17 New York City residents live in New York City Housing Authority. “I grew up in the NYCHA Betances Houses. I’ve watched the creativity brew in my community for as long as I was able to come outside to explore. The underserved and underrepresented communities that make up NYCHA are a garden to me that everyone here holds a stake in," said Latricia Morgan, Design Trust for Public Space Photo Urbanism Fellow. “Black and Brown seeds were planted in New York City Housing Authority Projects and have been blooming ever since. There is magic growing in these neighborhoods and it's time to shine a brighter light on the flowers that bloom within these gardens.”

Get notified of upcoming exhibition events for NYCHA's Flowers here. 

About Photo Urbanism

The Design Trust for Public Space is a non-profit organization that unlocks the potential of New York’s public spaces. Our unique model catalyzes design ideas into action for a more just and equitable city. Our Photo Urbanism program provides fellowships to photographers to create a body of work about the role of public space in New York City. This year's Photo Urbanism Fellow Latricia Morgan is working alongside the Green Space Connections Project, a partnership with the Public Housing CommunityFund creating and activating resident-designed open space at four NYCHA public housing developments in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

The Photo Urbanism Program is supported by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Learn more at


Founded by visionary community leaders in 1962, the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) is a pioneer in advancing cultural equity in The Bronx. From our early beginnings as a presenter of affordable arts programming in select Bronx neighborhoods, we have grown into a cultural hub that serves the entire creative ecosystem of the borough. Our programs serve artists, the public, and the field at large by building connections, providing resources, and advocating for equitable practices. Then as now, we focus on supporting the work of underrepresented groups – especially artists of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Through this lens we offer affordable programs for seniors and youth and provide direct services to over 1,500 artists and 250 community-based arts groups each year. For more information, please visit

Date and Time

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 – Thursday, July 18, 2024


Bronx Council on the Arts


  • 2700 East Tremont Avenue The Bronx, NY 10461