Pioneer Works RHI After-School Program collaborated with BOMB’s Oral History Project to create a 10-week workshop for high-school students examining the major concepts central to collecting, documenting, and preserving the stories of distinguished visual artists of the African Diaspora in New York, through the study of oral history. As a culminating project, students interviewed two NY-based artists, Chloe Bass and Salome Asega, and developed a podcast to capture their stories, you can listen to their projects here.


Listen to student’s projects:

Chloe Bass

Salome Asega


This program was facilitated by Bianca Mońa in collaboration with Pioneer Works, Red Hook Initiative, and BOMB Magazine. This episode was recorded by Ethan Primason. It was produced and edited by Sophie Kazis. Theme music from


BOMB Magazine’s Oral History Project
The Oral History Project is dedicated to collecting, documenting, preserving, and publishing the stories of distinguished visual artists of the African Diaspora. The Oral History Project has developed interviews with artists including Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Melvin Edwards, James Little, Peter Bradley, Eldizer Cortor, Gerald Jackson, Stanley Whitney, Terry Adkins, Melvin Edwards, Adger Cowans, Edward Clark, Kara Walker and Larry Walker, and Wangechi Mutu.  Interviews have been conducted by Mona Hadler, LeRonn P. Brooks, Steve Cannon, Quincy Troupe, Cannon Hersey, Terry Carbone, Stanley Whitney, Alteronce Gumby, Calvin Reed, Michael Brenson, Kalia Brooks, Carrie Mae Weems, Jack Whitten, and Deborah Willis.