Complicating the Picture of Urban Life

A new exhibit features three Bronx-born photographers whose work explores the idea of community while challenging outdated, lingering notions.

a provocative new exhibition at the Bronx Museum of Art, “Three Photographers From the Bronx: Jules Aarons, Morton Broffman and Joe Conzo,” which opens Feb. 26. The disparate subjects of its three Bronx-born, socially conscious photographers — the civil rights movement, life outside Manhattan and community advocacy — would at first seem to have little in common.