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Vincent Cianni


Vincent Cianni is a documentary photographer whose work explores social justice, community, memory, and through image, text and audio. Cianni holds an MFA in Photography from SUNY New Paltz and teaches at Parsons, the New School for Design in NYC. Duke University’s Rare Books, Manuscripts and Special Collections Library established a study archive in 2007 to “insure the preservation of the documentary record created” throughout Cianni’s career as a documentary photographer, and includes photographs, negatives, video, notes, correspondence made in conjunction with the projects and darkroom.”

His first book, We Skate Hardcore was published by NYU Press and the Center for Documentary Studies in 2004 and was awarded the American Association of University Press Best Book Design and a major survey of this work was exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York in 2006. Gays in the Military, an investigation into the effects of the military’s ban on the lives and careers of LGBT service members, was published by Daylight Books in May 2014 and was featured in the New York Times Sunday Review and The Katie Couric Show. From 2009 through 2013, Cianni interviewed and photographed gay and lesbian veterans and service members recording their experiences of discrimination and recounting the effects that the ban on homosexuality had on their career in the armed forces and their life afterward. He presented this work at TEDxUniversityofNevada and has lectured on the book at the Library of Congress, the American Psychiatric Association, OutServe/SLDN Leadership Conference and FotoWeekCentral in Wasgington, DC.

Cianni’s photographs have appeared in The New Republic, Aperture, Double Take, The New Yorker, Slate, ViceUK, Photography as Activism; New York 400: A Visual History of America’s Greatest City; The Polaroid Book and numerous anthologies and online magazines. His photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Stephen Daiter Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the George Eastman House as well as in international photo festivals at Houston Fotofest, KOLGA Tbilisi Photo Festival, the 7th Internaltionale Fototage Mannheim. His photographs are in numerous public and private collections including Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro; The Library of Congress; The Kinsey Institute for Sexual Research; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Harry Ranson Humanities Research Center, and Bibliotecque National de France.

Cianni has received awards from the Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Artist’s Space, New Jersey Sate Arts Council, Agfa Corporation, Ruttenberg Arts Foundation, and most recently two support grants from the Palm Center and the New School University’s Faculty Fund Award to support “Gays in the Military.”

He is photographing Newburgh, NY where he currently lives using traditional, analog photographic materials and cameras.



MFA Photography. State University of New York, The College at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY.

The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

BS Community Development. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.


2015 -Gays in the Military. The May Gallery at Webster University, Webster Groves, MO

2014 -We Skate Hardcore, Musee de la Memoire et Patrimonie, Chamonix, France

2014 -Gays in the Military, Daylight Project Space, Hillsborough, NC

2013 -We Skate Hardcore, Kolga Tbilisi Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia

-Gays in the Military. iMPeRFeCT Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012 -Collateral Damage: The Human Face of War. Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011 -Gays in the Military. Fovea Exhibitions, Beacon, NY

2008 -We Skate Hardcore. Verve Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2006 -We Skate Hardcore. Museum of the City of New York

2005 -We Skate Hardcore. Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC

-We Skate Hardcore. 7th Internationale Fototage, Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany

-We Skate Hardcore. Robert V. Fullerton Museum, Calif. State University, San Bernardino

2004 -We Skate Hardcore. George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

-We Skate Hardcore. Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA

-We Skate Hardcore. Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN

-We Skate Hardcore. Williamsburg Art Nexus, Brooklyn, NY (book launch)

2003 -We Skate Hardcore. University of the Arts, Philadelphia

-Landscapes of Desire. Fotofiesta, Medellin, Colombia, Festival of Photography

2001 -We Skate Hardcore. Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia

2000 -The Southside Portraits. Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1998 -The Southside Portraits. Histoire de Voir. Musee Pierre Noel, Saint-Die-des-Vosges, France.

-The Southside: A Brooklyn Community. La Lune en Parachute, Epinal, France.

1997 - The Southside Portraits. Photographers' Gallery, London, England

- The Southside Portraits. Sam Houston University, Huntsville, TX

-The Southside Portraits. Il Teatro/Galleria Manny Maldonado, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

-The Southside Portraits. Focal Point Gallery, City Island, NY

1992 -And the Wall Came Down: Photographs from Berlin. Keystone College, LaPlume, PA

1989 -Portraits from the Other Side. White Pines College, Chester, NH

1987 -Wedding Photographs, Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, NY.

-Photographs from a Wedding. Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY

1986 -Wedding Rituals. Midtown Y Photography Gallery, New York, NY

-Wedding Rituals. Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

-Wedding Rituals. Dillinger Center, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

-Photographs from a Wedding. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

1985 -Wedding Rituals. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

1984 -Providence House Men's Shelter. Rondout Photography Gallery, Kingston, NY


2016 - Eyes on Main Street. Wilson, NC Outdoor Photo Festival

2015 - Eyes on Main Street. Wilson, NC Outdoor Photo Festival

2014 - Collateral Damage: The Human Face of War. Safety-Kleen Art Center, Elgin IL

2014 -Second Sight: Works from the David Kronn Collection. Irish Museum of Modern Art

2013 -The Gender Show, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

-Naked Spaces: Architecture in Art, The Kinsey Institute Gallery, Indiana University, IN

-The Face of Hope, Hellenic Association for the Study and Control of AIDS, Athens, Greece

2012 -City Scenes: New York Street Photography, Museum of the City of New York, NY

-Intra Country:Patriotic Expressions, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA

2011 -The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection, George Eastman House

-Beauty, Humor, Social Justice: Gifts from Joan Morgenstern, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

-30: A Brooklyn Salon Exhibition. BRIC Rotunda Gallery

2009 -New York 400: Streetscapes from the Permanent Collections, Museum of the City of NY

-Beyond Beauty: Photographs from the Duke University Special Collections Library, The

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC

2008 -Divas, Robert V. Fullerton Museum, San Bernardino, CA

2006 -Contemporary Photo-Essays from the Permanent Collection, LA County Museum of Art

-Summer Vacation: Photographs from the Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

-The Past Made Present: Contemporary Art and Memory, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

- No Sleep ’til Brooklyn: A powerHouse Hip Hop Retrospective, powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn

2005 -New to view: Recent Acquisitions in Photography, Worcester art Museum, Worcester, MA

2004-Open House: A Survey of Brooklyn Artists, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

-Discoveries of the Meeting Place, Fotofest, Houston, TX

-The Human Experience, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

-Manifestations: Photographs of Men, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

2003 -Locating Intimacy: The (Space) Between, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

2003 -"Experience and Exchange: Documentary as the Art of Collaboration", Kent State Univ, OH

-"Boys Of Summer: Photographs Of And About Men", ClampArt, NYC

- "La Virgen Morena", Union Gallery, University of Texas at El Paso

2002 -Moments of Clarity, Sotheby's

-Recent Acquisitions, Promised Gifts, and Selected Loans, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

2000 -Photo Forum 2000, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

-New York Now 2000. Museum of the City of New York

-Urban Images from the Permanent Collection. Southeast Museum of Photography

-SNAPSHOT,Contemporary Museum (Balto.), Aldrich Museum, 2001

1999 -Future Present: Photographs of Children from the Reader's Digest Collection. Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.

-Remembrance: The Eternal Present. Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

1998 -Social Work: Vincent Cianni and Jim Tynan. Tower Fine Arts Gallery, Brockport, NY

-Returning the Gaze: Street Photography in the 90s. University of Toledo, OH

-Artists Look at Gender. Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

-Gender (Con)sumption/Assumption of Gender". Stony Brook Union Art Gallery, NY

-New Masculinities. Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

-Social Comment in New York City. Saint Mark's Church-in-the Bowery, New York

1997 -Car Culture: The Automobile in 20th C Photography. Howard Greenberg Gallery,NYC

-Brooklyn! New York! U.S.A.!. Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY

-The Heart Doesn't Break, It Stretches. Sarah Morthland Gallery/Blind Spot, New York

-Wedding Days. G.Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

-Photo Soho. Benefit Auction for Soho Partnership, NYC.

-Photowork '97, The Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, NY

-The Lightbox. Williamsburg Arts and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

1996 -Dance Photographs. Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, NYC

-Delirium, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC

-Spirit in the Flesh, Stuart Levy Gallery, NYC

-Wedding Days: Images of Matrimony in Photography. International traveling exhibition

-Small Works V. Parsons School of Design, NYC

-The Unplugged Bottle: Themes, Facts and Findings from Eastern Europe and the Former

Soviet Union. Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL

1995 -The Summer Show. Wessel O'Connor Gallery, NYC

1994 -Unfamiliar Exposures: Ten Photographic Visions. Wessel O'Connor Gallery, NYC

-Eros and Identity. Stuart Levy Gallery, NYC

-Diamonds, Gold and Myrrh. Leslie Lohman Gallery, NYC

1992 -The Magic Silver Show. Murray State University and University of Louisville,

-Giving Shelter. BAUhouse, Baltimore, MD.

1991 -Artists in Residence Exhibition. Millersville University, Millersville, PA

-The Magic Silver Show. Murray State University/University of Northern Iowa

-2nd Annual New Images Exhibition. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

-Illuminance '91. Lubbock Arts Center, Lubbock, TX

1987 -Photo Metro Awards Exhibition. Vision Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

-Third Atlanta Photo Salon. Nexus Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

1985 -Awards Exhibition. The Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY

-North American Invitational, 1985. Florida Institute of Technology, Jensen Beach, FL

-Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition. The College Art Gallery, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, NY

1985 -Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA.

-Light Sensitive VI. Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, FL

-Evidence of Myself. University Gallery, University of North Florida, Jacksonville,

1984 -Photography 18. Kern Gallery, Penn State University, PA.. (merit award)

-The Road Show: Documents and Metaphors. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

-Gender Constructions. Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

1983 -Camera Movements. Moore Art College, Philadelphia, PA (Nathan Lyons, curator)

1981 -Foto Vision '81. Foto Gallery, New York, NY.

-The 1980 Maryland Biennial. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

-Photography 14. Kern Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA


Gays in the Military Daylight.Co Digital, Hillsboro, NC, 2014

Gays in the Military, Daylight Books, Hillsboto, NC, 2014

Guidobono, Raffaella. The Detour Book. Moleskine: Milan, 2012

Collateral Damage: The Human Face of War,Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2012

Bogre, Michelle. Photography as Activism: Images for Social Change. Boston: Focal Press, 2011

MCNY. New York 400: A Visual History of America’s Greatest City. MCNY:Running Press, 2009

Pieces: The Hills Have Eyes. DVD reissue of the cult classis. September 2008

Cianni, Vincent and Uwe Faletrmeier, ed., Hardcore Skaters, Photographie. Essen: VVA Kommunikation GmbH, June 2006

Crist, Steve, ed., The Polaroid Book: Selections from the Polaroid Collection of Photography.

Taschen: Cologne, 2005. Essay by Barbara Hitchcock.

Cianni, Vincent. We Skate Hardcore. New York University Press/Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies: New York, 2004.

We Skate Hardcore, Vincent Cianni, Seon Soon Park, ed.. Photography. Seoul, Korea: Monthly Photo, October 2004, Vol. 441.

We Skate Hardcore, McKnight, Lynn, ed., Document. Durham, NC: The Center for Documentary Studies, Summer/Fall 2004.

_____. Manifestations: Photographs of Men. Daytona Beach, FL: Southeast Museum of Photography, 2004. (exhibition catalog)

_____. Seven Square Blocks. University Park, PA: The PennStater, 2002. Vol. 85, No. 4, pp.40-49.

_____. Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual 2001. Syracuse: Light Work, 2001. Number 112,

_____. Blue Sky #29 & 30. Portland, OR: Blue Sky Gallery, June 2001. pp. 37-40.

Vincent Cianni. Burke, Julie, ed. The Sun. Chapel Hill, NC: The Sun Publishing Company, Inc., February 2000. (Issue 290, pp. 24-29, 13 photographs)

Cianni, Vincent and Rick Woodward, ed. “Work in Progress”. Double Take Magazine, Somerville, MA: Double Take, 1999. (Fall 1999, pp. 102-107, 9 photographs)

Luciano, James, ed. “Black and White Photography - An International Collection”. Rockport Publishers, Gloucester, MA. 1999.

Leddick, David. 1000 Male Nudes. Cologne: Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH, 1998. pp. 598,599.

Hamburg Kennedy, Marla and Susan Martin, eds. Little Devils. New York + Los Angeles: Picture This Publications, 1997. p. 57.

Delirium. Hunt, W.M. and Harris, Melissa, Eds. Aperture. New York: Aperture Foundation, Inc., 1997. Number 148, Fall 1997, p.22, One reproduction. Introduction by W.M. Hunt. .

______. Cianni, Vincent and Brittain, David. Creative Camera. London: Creative Camera, 1997. June/July 1997. Essay: David Brittain, p. 4, Four reproductions, p. 8-9, 14-15.

______. La Fotografia. Barcelona, Spain: Actual S.L./La Fotografia, 1996. (Number 58, December 1996) Ten reproductions and artist's statement.

______. ReFlex. Mexico City, Mexico: Entre Letras, 1996. (Ano 2, Number 10, Dec. 1996, pp. 23-27) Ten reproductions.

Kennedy, Marla Hamburg. Wedding Days: Images of Matrimony. Hiro Ikeda, H2O Company/Graystone Books: Tokyo, Japan and Santa Monica, CA, 1996. p.74. One reproduction.

______. Viewfinder: Journal of the Focal Point Gallery. City Island, NY: Focal Point Press Ltd., 1996. (Vol. 20, 1996, pp. 4-5) One reproduction; artist's statement.

______. Tear Sheet. Long Island City, NY: Tear Sheet, 1996. (Vol. 3, no.2, January 1996). Seven reproductions.

______. City Limits Magazine. New York, NY: City Limits, 1993. (Vol. 19, #3, pp. 3/18. Vol. 19, #2, p. 6. Vol. 18, #10, p. 5).

Michener Come Home. O'Malley, Michael. Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1993. (Vol. XIX, Number 7, pp. 14-17). Portraits of James Michener.

Vincent Cianni: Photographs. Photo Metro. San Francisco, CA: Photo Metro, 1987. (V. 6, #53, p11)

Vincent Cianni: Wedding Photographs. Essay by Joan Muncasci. Poughkeepsie, NY: 1987. Self-published catalog duotone reproductions.

_______. The Photo Review. Langhorne, PA: The Photo Review, 1985. (Vol. 8, Number 4).


Jones, Shanna. Vincent Cianni Tells the Stories of Gays in the US Military. ViceUK. April 10, 2015

Christie, Joel. Serving with PRIDE. The Daily Mail. April 11, 2015

Cornet, Laurence. Vincent Cianni: Gays in the Military. L’Oeil de la Photographie. November18, 2014

Rosemary Booth. Secret Service. The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, Oct 30, 2014

Jeffrey James Keyes. Gays in the Military. QUEERTY. October 18, 2014

Carlucci, Antonio. Soldiers, Gay and Proud. L’Espresso Italia. September 26, 2014

Bradner, Liesl. Book Watch: Gays in the Military. City Watch, July 8, 2014

Bradner, Liesl. Book Watch: Gays in the Military. Truth Dig, July 4, 2014

Katie Couric. Gay in the Military. Katie Couric Show.June 9, 2014

Rosenberg, David. An Intimate Look at the Lives of Gay Service Members. Slate, May 2, 2014 (online)

Hartman, Susan. Brooklyn Boxer Rises. The New York Times, April 4, 2014 (print/online)

____. Vincent Cianni’s Gays in the Military. ABC, March 2014 (online)

Frank, Nathaniel. Out, and Serving.The New York Times Sunday Review March 9, 2014 (print/online)

Kasia Broussalian, A Photographer sheds light on “Gays in the Military”. The New_S (The New School). March 14, 2014

Alison Rooney, Humanitarian Issues Explored Through Fovea’s Lens. Phillipstown.Info, Sept 6, 2012.

Stephanie Simon, London, NYC Streetscapes Collide At New MCNY Exhibit, NY 1, July 30, 2012.

Marisa Iati, Two Cities that Click, New York Daily News, August 6, 2012

Gays in the Military, La Lettre de la Photographie (blog), February 13, 2012

Photograph, January-February, 2012

DART Design Arts Daily, Pick of the Week 1.12.2012

Bachevanova, Svetlana. Foto Winess, FotoEvidence, January, 2012 (Interview)

Murphy, Mary. ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Through a Camera Lens The Pennstater, June 17, 2011

Galleries and Museums, Chronogram, December 2011, p.44 Feature Photograph

Chatterton, Troy. The Photographed Faces of DADT. The New Gay, November 15, 2010 (blog)

Needelman, Sophie. Gay (Interview and blog)

Gays in the Military: How America Thanked Me. Village Voice Listings

Own This City. TimeOut New York, November 11-17, 2010, p. 48 (and TimeOut New York Beta)

(photo), Spare Times, New York Times, August 4, 2006, p. E30

Aletti, Vince. The New Yorker, July 31, 2006

(photo), Galleries, The New Yorker, July 10 & 17, p. 20

Rexer, Lyle. On The Cover. Photograph, July/August 2006 (cover image and article)

Apelbaum, Alec. Blade in Full, Time Out New York. May 25-31, 2006, p. 75. Feature: Around Town

Aletti, Vince. Avenue Magazine, New York, NY. Nov 2005, Auction Review.

Noted Books, Photography Quarterly, Center for Photography at Woostock, NY. Fall, 2005, p. 38

Books Noted and Received, Aperture, Rochester, NY, March/April 2005, p. 15

Suitable for Framing: Books picture world and its people. The Dallas Morning News. Dallas, TX: December 20, 2004, 2nd Edition.

PhotoBooks. Vince Aletti. Photograph. New York: November/December 2004

We Skate Hardcore, Vincent Cianni. Anthony LaSala. Photo District News: November 2004

_______. Arts and Entertainment. Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, MA: November 28, 2004

New from NYU Press. NYU Today. November 12, 2004

__________. Maureen Manzano. The Sunday Times. Scranton, PA: October, 2004

Good Life. Nicole Edwards. Poughkeepsie Journal. Poughkeepsie, NY: October 11, 2004

Skater Boyz. Lisa J. Curtis. Brooklyn Paper. Brooklyn, NY: October 19, 2004

We Skate Hardcore., Eric Harris. Block Magazine. Brooklyn, NY, Vol. 2, Issue 14, September 2004

Inside Source. Washington Post, Washington, D.C.: September 12, 2004

Skaters and the Street. The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 10, 2004.

A Brooklyn comme a la ZUP. P. Najean. Est Republicain. Epinal, France: Est Republicain, Jan 16, 1998

Portraits de rue de Brooklyn a Epinal. W. Koscinski. Est Republicain. Epinal, France. Jan 12, 1998

Un New-yorkais des rues sur un plateau. Sabine Lesur. La Liberte de l'est. Epinal, France: La Liberte de l'est, January 9, 1998

Les jeunes se font tirer le portrait. Sabine Lesur. La Liberte de l'est. Epinal, France: La Liberte de l'est, January 15, 1998

Tranches de vie imagees du Bronx (sic). Sabine Lesur. La Liberte de l'est. Epinal, France: La Liberte de l'est, January 19, 1998.

Every Man for Himself. Thompson, William. Spot. Houston, TX: Houston Center for Photography, 1997. Volume XVI, Number 2, pp. 6-7. Review of "New Masculinities: Cultural Representations"

Street Photography at CVA. Singer, Arin. The Collegian. Toledo, Ohio: The Collegian, March 1998.

Street Photography at University of Toledo Art Museum. University Times. Toledo, Ohio: UTimes, March 1998.

Goings on About Town: Photography. The New Yorker. New York: The New Yorker Magazine, Inc., April 21, 1997, p. 20. Review of "Brooklyn, NY, USA" exhibition.

South W-burg Developments. Lisle, Jennifer. Brooklyn Bridge Magazine. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Bridge, Inc., March 1997. (Volume 2, Number 7, p. 29).

When Time is the Enemy. Harris, William. City Limits Magazine. New York, NY: City Limits, 1993. (Vol. 18, No. 7, p. 27). black and white. Cusick, Daniel L. The Tribune. Scranton, PA: The Tribune, 1992. (April 21, 1992, pp. C1 and C5). Review of "Berlin: And the Wall Came Down"

The Photographer: Truth or Dare. Frame, Allen. 7 Days Magazine. New York: 7 Days, 1988. (Vol. 1, Number 12, pp. 31-33).

Scenes from a Wedding.... Pennella, Florence. Poughkeepsie Journal. Poughkeepsie, NY: Poughkeepsie Journal, 1987. (June 5, 1987, pp.1D and 17D).

Wedding Dreams. Fashona, Ray. Millbrook, NY: Taconic Newspapers, 1987. (May 27/28, 1987. B1/B2.)

Week's Events. O'Reilly. The Village Voice. New York, NY: The Village Voice, April, 1986.

'The Intended' (and Un-) in Wedding Photos. Morris, Kathy. The Ithaca Times. Ithaca, NY: The Ithaca Times, 1986. (April 30, 1986, p. 16). Review.

Dangerous Visions. Muncasci, Joan. Woodstock Times. Woodstock, NY: The Woodstock Times, 1985. (October 31, 1985, pp. 16-17). Review of Photographer's Fund Awards exhibition.

Art Review. Enns, Catherine. Jacksonville, FL: The Florida Times-Union, January 22, 1985, p. C-5.

Two Exhibitions at Kingston Artists' Group. Isaacs, Lei. "Woodstock Times". Woodstock, NY: The Woodstock Times, August 23, 1985, page 27.


David M. Rubenstein Special Collection Library, Duke University; Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro; The Library of Congress; The Kinsey Institute for Sexual Research; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Museum of the City of New York; The International Collection, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA; Harry Ranson Humanities Research Center, Austin, TX; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; The Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida; Museet fur Fotokunst, Sweden; Bibliotheque National de France, Paris; The Buhl Collection, NYC; Reader's Digest Collection, Pleasantville, NY; Brooklyn Union Gas, Brooklyn, NY; The Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY; Musee Pierre Noel, Saint-Die-des-Vosges, France; James Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA; The Midtown Y Photography Gallery Collection, New York, NY; The State University of New York at New Paltz, NY; University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; Palm Springs Art Museum, FL


2010 Faculty Fund Award, New School University

2010 The Palm Center

2005American Association of University Presses, Best Book Design for Trade Publication

2005 No Strings Foundation - nomination

2003 Jerome Foundation Grant (with NYU Press for publication of We Skate Hardcore)

2003 Artist Residency, Brooklyn Cable Access Television and Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn

2003 Nomination, 1st Santa Fe Prize, Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts

2002 Santa Fe Vision Award

2001 Ruttenberg Arts Foundation Award, The Friends of Photography (Arthur Ollman, juror)

2001 Finalist, European Photography Book Award

2001 Faculty Leave Award, Parsons School of Design

2000 Artist-in-Residence, LightWork Residency, Syracuse, NY

1999 Nomination, Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Fall 1999 Double Take feature, The Southside

1997 F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship Award, Waverly, PA

1997 Artist-in-Residence, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, Hungary

1997 Agfa Corporation Project Support Grant

1987 New York State Council on the Arts and Artist's Space Exhibition Grants, New York, NY

1986 Center for Photo Photographer's Fund Award, Woodstock, NY

1985 Photo Metro Award, Photo Metro, San Francisco, CA

1984Merit Award, Photography 18, Penn State University, PA

1984 New Jersey State Arts Council Fellowship Award


2015 FotoWeekCentral, Washington, D.C.

2015 State University of New York, New Paltz, NY

2015 TEDx - University of Nevada

2015 Webster University, St. Louis, MO

2014 Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

2014 Safety-Kleen Gallery, Elgin Community College, IL

2014 The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY

2014 Daylight Books with the Center for Documentary Studies/Archive for Documentary Arts/Sallie Bingham Center, Duke University, Durham, NC

2014 What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Museum, Sackler Gallery, Brooklyn Museum

2013 Gays in the Military, TransMedia Department, Syracuse University, NY

2013 Bringing the Uniform Out of the Closet, American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA

2012 Looking Back on the Ban Panel Discussion, Fovea Exhibitions, Beacon, NY:

2011 Photographer’s Lecture Series, The Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA

2010 Gays in the Military: How America Thanked Me”, powerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Super Hero…Not Super Human: artists working for change in the real world, School of Visual Arts in conjunction with Live Out Loud, NYC

2008 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (2006, 2004. 2005)

2005 The Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC

2004 The George Eastman House, The Griffin Museum, Minnesota Center of Photography

2004 “We Skate Hardcore”, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY

2002 “We Skate Hardcore”, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2001 “We Skate Hardcore”, Alfred University, Alfred, NY (Documentary writing and photography)

2000 “The Southside”, MS 51, Brooklyn, NY. Professional Photographers Series

1999 “Creating Community” Panel Discussion, Society for Photographic Education National

Conference, Tuscon, Arizona. Moderator: Jean Caslin

1999 “The Southside”, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT.

1998 "Photographs from the Southside", Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY; State University

of New York, Brockport, NY; Honeoye Falls-Lima, NY.

1997 "The Southside Portraits". Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

1997 "New Masculinities: Cultural Representations" Panel. Houston Center for Photography.

1997 "Truth, Memory and Representation in Photography". Columbia Teachers College, NYC.

1997 "The Southside Portraits". Port Washington Camera Club, Port Washington, NY

1993 "Berlin: A Changing Political Climate". Metropolitan Studies Program. New York University.

1992 "Berlin: And the Wall Came Down". Art Department. Keystone College, LaPlume, PA.

1991 "Issues in Contemporary Photography". Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

1991 "Street Photography: 1950-1970." Photo Department. Millersville University, Millersville, PA

1990 "Photographic Language/Vision". Art Department, Keystone Junior College, LaPlume, PA.

1986 "Wedding Ritual Series". Vassar College,, NY/Keystone Junior College, PA.


Adjunct Associate Professor: Parsons School of Design. (1995 - present):

Photography Department: Documentary Strategies; Storytelling and Photography; Photojournalism; Style, Theory and Analysis; Junior Seminar; Sophomore Seminar; Senior Seminar.

Lecturer: International Center for Photography (ICP): The Photo Essay (2010 – present)

Chief Evaluator: Archive Consulting and Management Services and Penelope Dixon and Associates. (2003 – present) Evaluate photographic collections for appraisal, New York Times Picture Archive; Cornell Capa and Robert Capa Collection, ICP; Black Star Photo Agency; SovFoto Picture Agency

Board of Directors, Fovea Exhibitions, Beacon, NY (education through visual journalism)

Juror: Belin Arts Scholarship, Award Panel (2010); McKnight Fellowship Award Panel (2008), Ohio State Art Council Fellowship Panel (2008), St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery Visual Arts Program National Photography Competition (1997)

Visiting Artist/Workshop Instructor: The Art of the Photo Essay, Tblisi Photo Festival (2013), The Williston Northamption School (2011), Belin Workshops, Waverly, PA (2010, 2009, 2008); The Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC (2005); Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia (2001); Musica Against Drugs, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. (1998-1999): Beginning with Children, Brooklyn, NY (1999); L'Ecole de L'Image, Epinal, France (1998)

Associate: Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York, NY. December 1996 - 1998.

Private Dealer: Contemporary and Vintage 20th Century Photography. (1994-2000) Specializing in 1930s, 40s and 50s vintage photography and emerging contemporary photographers. Representing: Lida Moser, George Daniel, George Zimbel and George Platt Lynes photographs from the Estate of Monroe Wheeler, Anderson & Low and Jo Brunenberg.

Associate Director: Gallery 292, NYC. August 1992 - July 1994. Handled private, corporate and institutional clients in sale of vintage and contemporary photography; specialist in rare and out-of-print photographic books; press releases for exhibitions; oversaw daily operations of gallery; developed and coordinated the internship program and presented lectures to visiting university students and groups.

Artist-in-Residence: Millersville University, PA (1991). Printed photographs documenting the former East Berlin from the day of Unification to some weeks after the first unified national German election; presented lectures and demonstrations in undergraduate photography classes.

Artist-in-Residence: Keystone Junior College, LaPlume, PA (1990). Printed photographs, presented a lecture and assisted students in the darkroom during evening hours.

Printer: for Danny Lyon (1988 - 1990). Printed exhibition prints from recent and vintage negatives for the retrospective organized by the Center for Creative Photography, Tuscon, AZ.

Chairman, Photography Department: White Pines College, Chester, NH (1988-1990). Taught various seminar and technical courses; developed and revised curriculum and facility; developed exhibition program; advised students; supervised assistants and the operation of the studio and darkroom; Long Range Planning committee work.

Exhibition Curator: The Barrett House, Poughkeepsie, NY: "A Survey of Wedding Photographs from 1990 to the Present" (1987) Organizer and curator of an exhibition of vintage and contemporary wedding photographs in conjunction with a one person exhibition of the "Wedding Ritual" series sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts and accompanied by a catalog.

Assistant Director: Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY (1985 - 1988). Catalogued and inventoried photographs for sale and consignment; designed and implemented invoice, consignment and inventory systems; prepared, designed and installed exhibitions.

Graduate Assistant: SUNY, The College at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. College Art Gallery (1984-1985). Inventoried and catalogued permanent collection; assisted in the design and installation of exhibitions. Photography Department (1983-1984). Taught Introduction to Photography