Osjua A. Newton

“Art begins not when a pen touches paper or a brush touches canvas, but when the heart, mind, and soul yearn to reach out to other hearts, minds, and souls.”

Born in 1986 in Bronx, NY, Osjua Azarra Newton is an African-American photojournalist and graphic designer currently living in the University Heights section of the Bronx. Graduating from Lehman College in 2010 with a degree in political science and a minor in multilingual journalism, Newton never officially pursued the visual arts academically. Instead, his first encounters with both graphic design and photography began around 2003 during his later years in high school; first, utilizing these skills to accompany his journalistic assignments; and recently, towards his personal artwork.In photography, Newton focuses largely on spot news, events, street, and portraits while his graphic design portfolio consists of newspaper layouts, poster art, and digital paintings. His assignment work has been featured in The Bronx Free Press, The Bronx Times Reporter, The Riverdale Press, and other publications.

Art Projects & Accomplishments

Group Exhibitions

2017 | En Foco: “The Next Generation of Bronx Photographers” / Andrew Freedman Home – Bronx, NY

2017 | “Noir: Defining the Melodrama” / Longwood Art Gallery – Bronx, NY

2017 | “Character Portrayal” / West Side Arts Coalition – New York, NY

2016 | “Celebration” / West Side Arts Coalition – New York, NY

2016 | “Whimsical Winter Wonderland” / Poe Park Community Center – Bronx, NY

2016 | “Bronx Voyeurs” / Andrew Freedman Home – Bronx, NY

2014 | “The Bronx Artist Documentary Project” / Andrew Freedma Home – Bronx, NY

2014 | “Bronx X Bronx” / The Bronx Documentary Center – Bronx, NY

2014 | “Access to Art” / Bronx Art Space – Bronx, NY

2013 | “Bronx Soles” / Bronx Art Space – Bronx, NY

2008 | “Straight Up” / Lehman College – Bronx, NY

Art Projects Assisted or Featured In

In Photography:

2013| “Men in Skirts & Still I Rise” / performance by Riki Colon, HOWL Festival – New York, NY

2012 | “30 Beans/Trenta Frijoles” / performance by Sean Paul Gallegos, Art in Odd Places (AIOP)

Art Projects Assisted or Featured In