Cathleen Campbell
Cathleen Campbell
Larry Racioppo, "Can Man, Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 1994"
Adina Farinango, "Sapi Evolution - Sara Mama"
Lisa DuBois
AJ Briggs, "School Portrait, 1983"

Featuring: AJ Briggs, Cathleen Campbell, Lisa DuBois, Adina Farinango, and Larry Racioppo

Step into another pair of shoes with our Photo Stand Ins! At our Photo Village, you can interact with five life-size face cutout boards showcasing the work of 5 talented photographers and illustrators. Run an NYC hot dog stand, don a suit of cans, become an illustration, and more!

Our stand ins come in a variety of heights and sizes, offering fun photo opportunities for the everyone!


About the Artists

Adina Farinango | @adinasdoodles

Adina Farinango is a Kichwa-Otavalo artist who uses art as an act of resistance, healing, and self-expression. Her illustrations serve as a way to navigate and strengthen her identity as an Indigenous woman of the Kichwa diaspora. Her work is heavily influenced by the resilience and strength of the matriarchs in her community, both past, present and future. Through her practice, she seeks to Indigenize spaces as a way to reclaim her narrative as an Indigenous woman. She is currently based in Lenapehoking (New York City).


Lisa DuBois | @Lisadubois_photography
Photo editor and Diversity advisor for Social Documentary Network

Loupe artist – Lisa DuBois – Loupe, Inc (


Cathleen Campbell | @cathleencampbellpix

Cathleen Campbell is a serious photographer who’s thrilled that visitors are going to have fun with her photo stand-in. She celebrates Photoville’s mission to share photography with as many people as possible in unexpected ways.

Campbell has been photographing Harlem for decades but only recently began exhibiting her work. She worked primarily as an independent filmmaker, assisting on numerous productions, before starting to write and direct her own short films. Her films have been televised nationwide and played in several festivals.

Campbell got her first camera at age 6. She took terrible pictures but loved the whole experience, even if her gifts were not understood by others. Her mother introduced her to the Arts. Her father gave Campbell her first professional camera at age 14.

After a bad experience in her first photography class as a freshman at Yale, she never took another photography class there. She discovered the importance of learning outside the classroom. Campbell doesn’t’ call herself a self-taught photographer, because she’s learned from so many different types of people in so many ways.

Building on the success of her recent exhibit—VISIBLE/INVISIBLE, SEEN/UNSEEN: HARLEM PORTRAITS BY CATHLEEN CAMPBELL at the Hamilton Grange Library—she’s currently choosing which new and old photographs to publish in a book.


Larry Racioppo

Born and raised in South Brooklyn, Larry Racioppo has been photographing throughout New York City since 1971. A former VISTA Volunteer, and participant in NYC’s Cultural Council Foundation’s CETA Artists Project, Larry had his first solo exhibit in 1977 at Brooklyn’s f-stop Gallery, and in 1980 Scribners published his first book of photographs Halloween. From 1989 until 2011, Larry was the official photographer for NYC’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, hired to document the city’s rebuilding of distressed neighborhoods, from Bedford Stuyvesant to Harlem to the South Bronx. After receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography in 1997, Racioppo took a leave from HPD to work on a series of personal projects, including FORGOTTEN GATEWAY, the Abandoned Buildings of Ellis Island, a travelling exhibit of his photographs that originated at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The New York State Council on the Arts, the Queens Council on the Arts, and the Graham Foundation have supported his work. In 2006 he was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Chairman’s Extraordinary Action Grant for his exhibit “The Word on the Street” at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York.

Racioppo’s photographs are in the collections of the Museum of the City of New York, The Brooklyn Museum, the New York Public Library, El Museo del Barrio, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. He lives in Rockaway, NY with his wife interior designer Barbara Cannizzaro and their dog Juno.


AJ Briggs

@ajbriggsartnyc | @ajbriggsnyc

AJ Briggs is a NYC-based mixed media artist and documentary photographer. She received a Janet and Russell Doubleday Scholarship from the Art Students League of New York, and her paintings and photography have been exhibited in NYC and Rome, Italy. In 2023, she won an International Photography Award for her political photojournalism, and MoMA featured her street photography on their Instagram account.


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