Photoville

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 as well as contemporary photography, while also providing education programs for students, and offering a range of cultural programs for the public. A Victorian Gothic Cottage that was Austen’s home serves as the museum — located in a nationally-landmarked park on the shore of Staten Island, near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge with sweeping views of Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. The Alice Austen House and grounds are owned by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, operated by the Friends of Alice Austen House Inc. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and a member of the Historic House Trust. The Alice Austen House is a New York City and national landmark, on the Register of Historic Places, and a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s distinctive group of Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios. In 2017, we updated our designation to become a national site of LGBTQ history.

www.aliceausten.org

Current Exhibitions Supported by The Alice Austen House

Dynamic Relationships

Alice Austen House
 on show

Presented by The Alice Austen House and NYC Parks

Thomas Giarraffa tells stories with his photography, creating surreal environments to comment on his past and the world he inhabits.

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Etiolai

Alice Austen House
 on show

Presented by The Alice Austen House and NYC Parks

Samuel Partal makes photographs of the post-natural landscape. He lives and works in Staten Island, New York.

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FRONT PORCH PROJECT

South Beach Promenade
 on show

Presented by The Alice Austen House with Photoville and NYC Parks

During the beginning of the pandemic, a photography project across the country was born called the Front Porch Project. In early April 2020, Christine Kenworthy launched her own Front Porch Project in Staten Island.

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Maiden Name

Alice Austen House
 on show

Presented by The Alice Austen House and NYC Parks

Having grown up on Staten Island, David Lê uses its urban fabric as a backdrop for his Maiden Name Spring-Summer 2022 lookbook.

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Staten Island Photographers

Alice Austen House
 on show

Presented by The Alice Austen House and NYC Parks

A group exhibition of eight Staten Island-based photographers curated by the Alice Austen House.

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Whats it Like

South Beach Promenade
 on show

Presented by The Alice Austen House with Photoville and NYC Parks

The Alice Austen House presents Staten Island photographer Jahtiek Long’s photography, showcasing the places and experiences that may be at times overlooked, but deserving of representation and the opportunity to be a part of the narrative of Staten Island, New York.

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Archive Exhibitions Supported by The Alice Austen House

Saved By Grace

South Beach Promenade
 archive : 2021

Alice Austen House presents Saved by Grace, an ongoing project by Nataki Hewling documenting senior Black men. This visual story sends the message that our communities need Black male elders to nourish our ecosystems. We need to go the distance to protect their lives.

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Simple Moments Of An Emerging Presence

South Beach Promenade
 archive : 2021

The Alice Austen House presents New York City-based Mexican-American photographer Irma Bohórquez-Geisler’s series documenting the daily life within the local Mexican-American and Mexican-immigrant communities from within New York City—with a focus on Staten Island.

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The Nature Of Light

Alice Austen House
 archive : 2021

Alice Austen House presents Gale Wisdom, botanical photograms.

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Encounters

South Beach Promenade
 archive : 2020

A personal approach to street photography by Staten Island-based artist Olga Ginzburg.

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Home Away From Home

South Beach Promenade
 archive : 2020

The Alice Austen House fosters creative expression, explores personal identity, and educates and inspires the public through the interpretation of the photographs, life, and historic home of pioneering American photographer, Alice Austen (1866-1952).

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North Shore

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

It is a part of New York City that is seldom seen, but the North Shore of Staten Island is a microcosm of contemporary life in the United States. In this age of isolationism, it is also a borderland – a place where the culture wars of our decade play out in the everyday lives of residents.

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Archive Sessions and Events Supported by The Alice Austen House

Jun 252022

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.

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