I find myself drawn to particular places, landscapes that reveal a personality and emit a force that excites me, scares me or gives me solace. These locations, not necessarily beautiful, often visually banal, become energized by a streak of light, a dense shadow, a path with no exit, or a view through a spray of branches. My photographs index disturbances, both visual and perceived, caused by light, form and the geometry of chaos and stillness.

Artist Bios

  • Gerard Franciosa

    Gerard Franciosa (b. Queens, NY 1967) has been photographing for over 30 years. He studied photography and art at Pratt Institute where he developed a love for photographic printing. As the owner of My Own Color Lab, a custom darkroom facility, he works hand in hand with artists, museums and galleries printing work for exhibition, allowing him to continue to pursue his quest for the perfect print. He lives on Staten Island with his wife and two children.


  • The Alice Austen House

    The Alice Austen House

    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.

The Sound of Shadows

 archive : 2023

Featuring: Gerard Franciosa

Curated by: Victoria Munro

Presented by: The Alice Austen House
  • The Alice Austen House

Supported by:

  • NYC Parks


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Staten Island, NY 10305

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