Best of the Bronx: The faithful artist

A Bronx artist's new photo project depicts Catholic saints as if they lived in the present-day South Bronx. Melanie Gonzalez's "Discount Saints" features Mary as

A Bronx artist's new photo project depicts Catholic saints as if they lived in the present-day South Bronx.

A Bronx artist's new photo project depicts Catholic saints as if they lived in the present-day South Bronx. (12/14/15)

THE BRONX - A Bronx artist's new photo project depicts Catholic saints as if they lived in the present-day South Bronx.

Melanie Gonzalez's "Discount Saints" features Mary as an everyday Hispanic woman and Jesus as a Puerto Rican man born in the Bronx.

A Last Supper photograph contains Chinese food on the table and hairnets for halos.

"They're kind of rough and kind of gaudy, but I shot them very classical to represent these characters you see in the Bronx in a beautiful light," Gonzalez says.

The exhibit is open in Harlem until the end of January.

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