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Larry Racioppo
Rockaway, NY
Neighborhood: Sunset Park

Media:Photography;


ARTIST STATEMENT: I have been photographing in New York City for a long time and am continually fascinated by its endless supply of amazing and interesting subjects. At its best my work does them justice.
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COLLECTIONS

Archives and Special Collections, College of Staten Island
Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn Historical Society
The Brooklyn Museum
Center for Photography at Woodstock
Center for New York City Neighborhoods
The Hudson River Museum
The Museum of Biblical Art
Museum of the City of New York
New York Historical Society
New York Public Library
Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University

PUBLICATIONS

HALLOWEEN photographs by Larry Racioppo
Charles Scribner’s Sons 1980
THE WORD ON THE STREET
The photographs of Larry Racioppo
Museum of Biblical Art 2007


EDUCATION

Brooklyn College M.S. Television/Radio Production
Fordham University B.A. Communications


AWARDS
National Endowment for the Arts 2006
Chairman’s Extraordinary Action Grant for The Word on the Street
BCAT/Rotunda Gallery Artist’s Residency in Multimedia 2005
New York State Council on the Arts 2000
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts 1999
Brooklyn Arts Council 1998
The Puffin Foundation
Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artists Award
Golden Light Awards: Top 100 Photographers 1997
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship


COMMISSIONS

New York Historical Society 2002, 2004
Brooklyn Historical Society 2002
Municipal Art Society 2001
Brooklyn Information and Culture, Inc. 2000
New York Landmarks Conservancy 1999
Museum of the City of New York 1998







SOLO EXHIBITIONS


A PHOTOGRAPHER in the CITY
Art + Cayce Cayce, SC 4/10

KITTY and LUCKY: Photographs of my Aunt Concetta and Uncle Augustine
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Staten Island, NY 9/09

BROOKLYN INTERIORS
Safe-T-Gallery Brooklyn, NY 4/08

THE WORD ON THE STREET: The Photographs of Larry Racioppo
The Museum of Biblical Art New York City 6/06

ARCHITECTURE of DEVOTION
Italian American Religious Expression in New York City
Cabrini College Radnor, PA 11/05
Italian American Museum New York City 4/05

KEEPING THE FAITH: Restoring Hope, Rebuilding Neighborhoods
Municipal Art Society New York City 6/04

ALL THIS USELESS BEAUTY
Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn, NY 9/03

O GIGLIO E PARADISO
Safe-T-Gallery Brooklyn, NY 6/03

FORGOTTEN GATEWAY: The Abandoned Buildings of Ellis Island
Ellis Island Immigration Museum New York City 10/02
New Jersey Historical Society Newark 4/01
New Jersey State Museum Trenton 4/00
Museum of the City of New York New York City 10/99
National Building Museum Washington, DC 11/98

SACRED SPACES: Lower East Side Shuls
Henry Street Settlement New York City 10/00

A VISION OF THE STREET: New York City Photographs
Godwin-Ternbach Museum New York City 4/00

WORSHIP
Gallery 5 New York City 11/99

NEW YORK: THE LOST CITY
Westchester Art Workshop White Plains, NY 1/99


LANDSCAPES OF HOPE
Museum of the City of New York New York City 1/99

MEMORIAL LANDSCAPES
SoHo Photo Gallery New York City 12/97

REASONS FOR HOPE
Municipal Art Society New York City 7/96

CONEY ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHS
Schimmel Center for the Arts New York City 6/96

THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN
Jamaica Arts Center New York City 11/95

THE MERMAID PARADE
Midtown Y Gallery/Educational Alliance New York City 3/95

REBUILDING THE BRONX
Satellite Gallery, Bronx Museum of the Arts New York City 1/95

REBUILDING HARLEM
Museum of African American History and Arts New York City 5/94

HALLOWEEN MASKERADE
Manhattan Laboratory Museum New York City 10/80

HALLOWEEN
Eleventh Street Photo Gallery New York City 10/79

THE NEIGHBORHOOD
F/stop Gallery New York City 1/77


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


CATHOLICS in NEW YORK 1808-1946
Museum of the City of New York New York City 5/08

INFLUENCES of AFRICAN BELIEFS on LATIN AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY ALTARS: An Exhibit of Altars and Ritual Offerings
Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
St. John’s University Queens, NY 3/08



CHANGING STREETSCAPES
New Architecture and Open Space in Harlem
Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture New York City 7/06
City College of New York Cohen Library New York City 2/05

NEW YORK COMES BACK: Mayor Ed Koch and the City
Museum of the City of New York New York City 10/05

THE RESCUE
New-York Historical Society New York City 9/04

SUBMERGING ARTISTS
Safe-T Gallery Brooklyn, NY 6/04

FRAMES OF REVERENCE: Catholic Folk Art in New York
Interfaith Center of New York New York City 2/04

RADICAL HOSPITALITY
New-York Historical Society New York City 2/04

WORLD RELIGIONS OF BROOKLYN
Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn, NY 11/03

URBAN NEIGHBORS: Images of New York City Wildlife
The New York Public Library New York City 10/02

OUT OF THE DUST: A Year of Ministry at Ground Zero
St. Paul’s Chapel New York City 9/02

TO MARKET TO MARKET
Rotunda Gallery Brooklyn, NY 10/01

FRESH KILLS: Artists Respond to the Closure of the Staten Island Landfill
Newhouse Center of Contemporary Art
Snug Harbor Cultural Center Staten Island, NY 10/01

FRESH KILLS: The Photographs
Municipal Art Society New York City 5/01

THE MURAL AS MUSE
Deutsche Bank Gallery New York City 5/01

FROM ELLIS ISLAND TO THE GOLDEN LAND
River Edge Cultural Center River Edge, NJ 4/01

NEW YORK NOW 2000
Museum of the City of New York New York City 5/00

ORDER AND DISORDER: Architectural Transitions in Prints and Photographs
The New York Public Library New York City 1/99




GETTING FROM HERE TO THERE
The Hudson River Museum Yonkers, NY 10/98

BRIDGING NEW YORK
Museum of the City of New York New York City 1/98

CIVICS LESSONS
National Building Museum Washington, DC 12/97
Alexander Hamilton US Custom House New York City 3/96

THE NATURE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT
The Times Square Lobby Gallery New York City 5/97

THEOSOPHY ‘N ART
Center of Art & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant New York City 12/96

STEEL WATER LIGHT
The Art Center of Northern New Jersey Milford, NJ 8/95



























 








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