Meet the Artist: Perla de Leon on “South Bronx Spirit”

Perla de Leon’s poignant photographs of the South Bronx in New York place into sharp relief the physical devastation of the neighborhood and the lives of the people who called it home. The artist discusses her 1980 series "South Bronx Spirit," which capture the life, laughter, and resiliency of the community in which de Leon was teaching at the time.