My work is focused on isolation and how that affects a being — both the good and the bad. Mental, physical, and emotional abuse are elements within many people’s lives that we don’t seem to talk about enough. Even when the people behind such pain come from a good place, or hold good intentions, it can still result in pain nonetheless.
Thomas Giarraffa started his photo career when he was just a child. Born and raised in Staten Island, he began shooting when he was accepted into Mark Twain I.S. 239 for the Gifted and Talented. Giarraffa makes photographs of all kinds, from surreal environmental portraits to captivating commercial work. His personal works consist of cinematic productions — telling nostalgic tales from stories heard and experienced in his personal past.
A vibrant cultural center, the Alice Austen House keeps the bold spirit of the early American photographer alive by presenting changing exhibitions of Austen’s pioneering historic photographs and of contemporary photography, providing education programs for students, offering a range of cultural programs for the public.
Featuring: Thomas Giarraffa
Curated by: Victoria Munro
LocationsView Location Details Alice Austen House
2 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10305
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- Tuesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Photoville at the Alice Austen House
Join the Staten Island Photoville photographers for a pannel discussion and exhibition walkthrough!
Featuring: David Lê, Gabrielle Bass, Thomas Giarraffa, Christine Kenworthy, Samuel Patel, Gillian Ricci, Jahtiek Long, and Jess Gianna.Learn More