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Documentary photographer Vincent Cianni graduated from Penn State University, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and SUNY New Paltz. He teaches photography at Parsons The New School of Design, NYC. He currently lives in Newburgh, NY.

Cianni’s documentary work explores community and memory, the human condition, and the use of image and text. We Skate Hardcore was published by NYU Press and the Center for Documentary Studies in 2004 and in photo journals and anthologies such as Double Take, Photograph, Creative Camera, The Sun, and The New Yorker. His photographs have been exhibited at Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Nasher Museum, Photographers’ Gallery, London; the 7th International Photography Festival in Mannheim; and the George Eastman House. A major survey of his work was exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York in 2006.

Duke University’s Rare Books, Manuscripts and Special Collections Library established a study archive to “insure the preservation of the documentary record created” throughout Cianni’s career as a documentary photographer, including photographs, negatives, video, notes and correspondence made in conjunction with the projects.

His photographs are represented in numerous public and private collections: George Eastman House, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of the City of New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Kinsey Institute for Sexual Research, and Bibliotecque National de France.

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