Larry Racioppo

March 1, 2023 - 1:30pm
Taking Pictures
Yale School of Art, Green Hall, room G32 See map
1156 Chapel St.


Larry Racioppo, born and raised in South Brooklyn, is the author of a
previous book of photography, Halloween. He received a 1997
Guggenheim Fellowship in photography and grants from the National
Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and
the Graham Foundation. Racioppo’s photographs are in numeours
collections, including the Museum of the City of New York,
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, El Museo del Barrio,
and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Tom Robbins
reported on New York City for more than thirty years for the
Daily News, the New York Observer, and the Village Voice.
Cellblock Justice, his series on violence in New York prisons,
produced in collaboration with The Marshall Project and the New
York Times, was named a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist for
investigative reporting and won the 2016 Hillman Prize for
Newspaper Journalism. He teaches investigative journalism at the
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Julia Van Haaften is a
consultant on photography and museum collections. She has written
widely on photography history and curated a score of exhibitions.
Her biography of the photographer Berenice Abbott was published
in early 2018 by W. W. Norton. Van Haaften was the founding
curator of the photography collection at the New York Public
Library, from 1980 to 2001, before joining its Digital Library
Program. She served as director of collections at the Museum of
City of New York from 2005 until her retirement in 2010.