Brooklyn-born photographer Jerry Vezzuso explores the juxtaposition between past and present photography through the traditional practices of the family album.
Vezzuso uses his own history as a source and integrates photographs taken from the late 1930s through the 1950s by family members and combines his own contemporary photographs taken from the late 60s to 2000.
To relate a more intimate journey the work is primarily focused on parents. We see the placement of family members within a photograph and the importance of the dining table as ritual.
In this multi-layered work, both from the past and present, Vezzuso’s photos speak of aging and loss.
Currently working in photography, self publications and fine art, Jerry Vezzuso is a photographer and educator who lives and works in New York City. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Museum of the City of New York. He is widely collected and published.
Formerly a color exhibition printer for Philip Lorca DiCorcia, Gregory Crewdson, Non Goldin and Roni Horn among others, Jerry Vezzuso is currently on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts (SVA), Teachers College and Columbia University where he teaches photo crit, video and digital photography. He is also co-founder of the Tierney Fellowship in photography.
Jerry Vezzuso has given numerous portfolio reviews and workshops both in the USA and in Mexico and has been the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Special Grant Fund.