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Gays in the military | Vincent Cianni | TEDxUniversityofNevada

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Published on Feb 9, 2015

Using images and narrative, Vincent Cianni describes how his work documenting gays in the military broadened his own perspective of understanding and accepting the differences of others.

Documentary photographer Vincent Cianni graduated from Penn State University, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and SUNY New Paltz. He teaches photography at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC. He currently lives in Newburgh, NY. Cianni’s documentary work explores community and memory, the human condition, and the use of image and text. We Skate Hardcore, published by NYU Press and the Center for Documentary Studies in 2004, was voted Best Book Design by the American Association of University Presses. His work has also been reproduced in photo journals and anthologies such as The New York Times, Huffington Post, Double Take, Photograph, Creative Camera, The Sun, and The New Yorker. His photographs have been exhibited at Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Nasher Museum, Photographers’ Gallery, London; the 7th International Photography Festival in Mannheim; and the George Eastman House. A major survey of his work was exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York in 2006. Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Books and Manuscript Library established a study archive to insure the preservation of all his documentary projects as part of the Archive for Documentary Arts. His photographs are represented in numerous public and private collections: Philadelphia Museum of Art, George Eastman House, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of the City of New York, Museum of Modern Art Rio de Janeiro, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Kinsey Institute for Sexual Research, and Bibliotecque National de France.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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