This was my first photography class ever, even though photography has always been an interest of mine.

I love photographing my 3-year-old granddaughter Najimah. I take care of her when her mom has to go to work and daycare is closed. It is a blessing to see a child when they are born and see them grow up. The love of a grandmother is double the one of parent and child.

Originally from Honduras, I have lived in the Bronx for 10 years. Besides photographing my family, I have especially enjoyed photographing from my window. It has allowed me a new way of familiarizing myself with my community and I get to watch the splendor of the world, from my home.

Although I am not 100% sure on all the functions of the camera, I am learning so much and I know I am getting better every time I pick it up!

My niece’s daughter doesn’t like to have her picture taken, but on this day she let me take her portrait! Bronx, NY. February 2021.

A self-portrait taken in my apartment. Bronx, NY. 2021.

The hallway of the apartment building at Mitchell Senior Center after having just been cleaned. Bronx, NY. December 2020.

The terrace of the Chase Bank photographed from my apartment window. Bronx, NY. December 2020.

My nephew and his children in front of the bodega on 168th Street. Bronx, NY. January 2021.

I found my nephew’s wife on the boulevard and asked to photograph her with her six-month-old baby. Bronx, NY. January 2021.

Taking a selfie while out in the street to make sure I knew what I was doing. Bronx, NY. December 2020.

The highway that crosses from the Bronx to Manhattan, photographed from my apartment window. Bronx, NY. December 2020.

A photo of my grandniece when she visited the Mitchell Senior Center in February. Bronx, NY. February 2021. 

A photo of my granddaughter when she visited my apartment in April, the same month as my birthday. Bronx, NY. April 2021.

A building with pretty lights taken from my apartment window. Bronx, NY. December 2020. 

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