The Lycoming College Art Gallery and the student-run Lycoming College Downtown Project Space are both located at 25 West Fourth Street in downtown Williamsport. Some exhibitions are housed in both spaces.
The exhibition features Cianni’s documentary photographs on issues related to social justice, and civil and human rights. Projects from the 1970s through 2014 are exhibited: East Berlin: And the Wall Came Down, a visual record of events that unfolded after the fall of the Berlin Wall; A Journey Through the Early Years of AIDS, which records the culture, environment, and relationships in the gay community during the early years of the pandemic; We Skate Hardcore: photographs from Brooklyn’s Southside, a nine-year documentary project that examines the lives of in-line skaters in the predominately Hispanic community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where the photographer lived for fifteen years, and Gays in the Military, a visual and audio investigation into the effects of the U.S. military’s gay ban on the lives and careers of LGBT service. In addition, a series of black-and-white photographs and manipulated Polaroid SX-70s from the 1970s and 80s are exhibited to understand the visual basis and sources of subject matter in the photographer’s early work and its impact on later work.
Vincent Cianni is an educator, community organizer, and documentary photographer. He graduated with a B.S. in Community Development at Penn State University, attended Maryland Institute College of Art and received an M.F.A. in Photography at SUNY New Paltz. Cianni teaches photography and theory at Parsons New School for Design and the International Center of Photography and is the founder/director of the Newburgh Community Photo Project, a grass roots community-based organization that teaches photography to local citizens to explore topics relevant to their lives. His work has been widely published, exhibited, and collected nationally and internationally. Duke University’s Archive of Documentary Arts at the David M. Rubenstein Manuscripts and Special Collections Library established a study archive dedicated to his work. Cianni currently resides in Newburgh, NY where he is photographing a long-term project, Liberty Street, reflecting the shifts in America’s destiny.
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The Lycoming College Juried Senior Show is the culmination of the thesis project for all seniors with a major in studio art. All studio art majors are required to produce a cohesive body of professional thesis work, and must be chosen by an outside juror to exhibit in the Senior Show in order to graduate.
Vincent Cianni uses image, text, and audio to investigate issues that focus on advocacy, social justice, human and civil rights, community, and memory. Cianni’s work has been exhibited in numerous national and international exhibitions. His photographs are represented in the collections of MOMA; Duke University’s Archive of Documentary Arts, Kinsey Institute for Sexual Research; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Harry Ranson Humanities Research Center, Austin, TX; Museet fur Fotokunst, Sweden; Bibliotheque National de France, Paris; The Buhl Collection, NYC; Musee Pierre Noel, Saint-Die-des-Vosges, France; University of Maryland; and Palm Springs Art Museum.
To submit work for consideration for a Gallery Exhibition:
Contact Rose DiRocco-Hodges, Gallery Director, email@example.com, 570-321-4002