April 18, 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - Queens College, CUNY. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York NY 10036. In this collection of images, photojournalist Martha Cooper, well-known for her work on graffiti and the early days of hip-hop, documents Italian American vernacular expressive culture in 1980s Brook...

Too young to join the Signal Corps, Tony Vaccaro defied his superiors and spirited a $47 camera into the teeth of battle, taking some of the most gripping photos of World War II while charting the course of his professional life. Huddled alongside his fellow infantrymen in a transport speeding across the English Channel, Private First Class Tony Va...

Tom Palumbo. Italian name. For a time there he thought about changing it. Tom Powers, he thought, would be better perhaps. “In those days, the only thing that didn’t seem so terrible about being Italian was Frank Sinatra,” he once said. But then Mario Puzo wrote The Godfather and it hit big and Palumbo reckoned he didn’t have to be ashamed of his I...

When: From Wednesday, March 28, 2018 to Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York - Organized by : ICI, In collaboration with : ICI London - Entrance : Free This exhibition chronicles fifty years of Italian history showcasing a series of portraits, by 25 photographers, in which stories, identities and heritage are narr...

On the edge of the dock among rows of colorful buildings in Burano, Italy, Ashley Pales felt at home. A Lincoln Southwest High School graduate and Yale University sophomore, Pales spent five weeks exploring the country and reconnecting to her family's Italian heritage during a study abroad program last summer.  When she got back to the U.S., she...

Anna Maria Maiolino was displaced twice in her life: first from fascist Italy, where she was born in 1942, and then from the military dictatorship of Brazil, the country where she has resided most of her life. These seismic shifts had an impact on her largely autobiographical art, as she seemingly spent years waiting to finally settle in one place....

I primi furono gli uomini dello sconfitto esercito borbonico che, nel 1861, s’imbarcarono da Napoli su un piroscafo diretto a New Orleans. Non avevano molta scelta, d’altra parte. O la galera nelle scomode prigioni piemontesi o il viaggio forzoso per andare a combattere, inquadrati nelle fila dell’esercito sudista, una guerra civile non loro, quell...

The Center for Migration Studies of New York is a think tank and educational institute devoted to the study of international migration, the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees, and newcomers.  They have a huge archive documenting...

Christian R. Greco found the earliest known photographs of his family by accident. In the wake of President Trump’s decision to walk back some protections for young undocumented immigrants, the historian and legal activist couldn’t help but think about his own family’s immigration experience and his father’s journey to New York from Italy in Octobe...

Anthony V. Riccio recently presented photographs from his book From Italy to Boston’s North End – The Photographs of Anthony V. Riccio 1972-1982.   The book documents the arc of the Italian American immigration experience with images of daily life taken in the rural villages of southern Italy to everyday life in Boston’s North End during the 1970’s...