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The Family Album: Past and Present

Brooklyn-born and New York City-based photographer and educator Jerry Vezzuso explores the “juxtaposition between past and present photography through the traditional practices of the family album” in his project “Table of Contents.” The work is currently showing at United Photo Industries (UPI) in Brooklyn through May 24, 2014. Creative director of UPI, Sam Barzilay, says Vezzuso’s exhibition “presents work that spans more than 60 years through the use of his own photography as well as photos drawn from family albums, in a personal exploration that focuses on his parents, the dining table, and his own mortality. Jerry is one of the most fascinating individuals I’ve had the pleasure of working with and knowing in my time in New York and I am very excited to be hosting a personal retrospective of his life (if not his life’s work), but I think this is a work best seen, rather than explained.”

Vezzuso formerly printed for Philip Lorca DiCorcia, Gregory Crewdson, and Nan Goldin to name a few. He currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), Teachers College and Columbia University, and is a co-founder of the Tierney Fellowship in photography.

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