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Weitzman's Photo Shop, S.I. (from The End of Photography), 1995
Pigmented Inkjet Print
12 X 16" on 13 x 19" paper
Weitzman's Photo Shop, S.I. (from The End of Photography) is one of twelve prints and two artist proofs.
*This item is included in the Opening Night Collection.
Larry Racioppo was born and raised in South Brooklyn, and he 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.
His most recent books are B-BALL NYC (South Brooklyn Boy Publishing, 2019) and Brooklyn Before: Photographs, 1971-1983 (Cornell University Press, 2018). He lives in Rockaway, NY with his wife interior designer Barbara Cannizzaro and their dog Juno.