Nov 24, 2016- Crown Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A. -Bronson Bernard gets dressed to meet a friend. A hole in his bedroom door remains from a fight between him and his foster mother's son, Duvell Chambers Junior.
Nov 24, 2016- Crown Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A. -Bronson makes him and his girlfriend dinner in his foster home. He borrows his foster mother's food because his paycheck is late to arrive.
Oct 5, 2016- Crown Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A. - Bronson Bernard is handed a marijuana joint from his friend in the lobby of his foster home apartment building.
Jan 6, 2017- Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A.- The possessions of Bronson, his foster mother and her son on the living room table.
Nov 24, 2016- Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY- Bronson hangs out in his foster home with his girlfriend Latavia Sherman ("Lala") on his night off work. Lala was expecting twins with Bronson in August of 2017 but suffered a miscarriage.
Nov 25, 2016- Mott Haven, Bronx, N.Y., U.S.A.- The Patterson Housing Projects where Bronson's biological mother, Maribel Huertas resides with her boyfriend Geovanny De La Rosa.
Nov 25, 2016- Mott Haven, Bronx, N.Y., U.S.A.- Bronson visits his mother, Maribel and her boyfriend, Geovanny in the Patterson Housing Projects.
Jan 20, 2017- South Bronx, N.Y., U.S.A.- Bronson's mother Maribel Huertas in her kitchen. Maribel suffers from bipolar disorder and subsequently was not able to retain custody of Bronson when she and Bronson's father divorced.
Nov 24, 2016- Crown Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A. -Bronson hangs out in his foster home bedroom with his girlfriend Latavia on his night off work. He is unable to go out because his paycheck is late.
Jan 6, 2017- Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A.- Bronson gets ready to go to work. A photo of his foster mother's biological son, Duvell Chambers Junior., is taped to Bronson's bedroom door.
Dec 3, 2016- New York, N.Y., U.S.A.- Bronson Bernard works a night shift as a Kodak photographer for the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at the Rockefeller Center.
Oct 5, 2016- Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A.- Bronson Bernard restocks merchandise during his day shift at Hardware 2.0 in the Clinton Hill neighbourhood. He was fired from his position in November, 2016 due to accusations that he was stealing merchandise.
Jan 20, 2017- South Bronx, N.Y., U.S.A.- The area surrounding Bronson's biological mother, Maribel Huerta's, home in Mott Haven, N.Y.
Bronson is a coming of age story about Bronson Bernard who has recently left his foster home at the age of 20 and is determined to overcome numerous disadvantages living in the South Bronx area of New York. As a young man who works multiple jobs to provide for his family but whose down-time resembles that of most teenagers, Bronson highlights the complexity of transitioning from a foster child to an independent man. The project is multi-layered, exploring themes of dependency, identity and family and shedding light on issues of race, class, mental health, young parenthood and the foster care experience. Bronson speaks to our intrinsic human drive to overcome challenges, our ability to demonstrate resiliency in the face of adversity.