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ISAIA@ISAIACROSSON.COM (FOR PROFESSIONAL INQUIRIES)

I AM AN ENTREPRENEURIAL AMERICAN AND ITALIAN RESEARCHER, PROJECT MANAGER AND PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN NYC. I AM CURRENTLY FINISHING MY PH.D. AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, WHERE I ALSO EARNED AN M.A. AND AN M.PHIL.

IN ADDITION TO LEADING DATA RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS PROJECTS IN VARIOUS FIELDS IN THE HUMANITIES, I TRAINED OVER 100 COLUMBIA UNDERGRADUATES, WROTE SCIENTIFIC ESSAYS AND PRESENTED PAPERS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ATTENDED BY 1000 TO 3000 PEOPLE. FURTHERMORE I CONTRIBUTED TO CULTURAL SALONS AND FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS IN ORDER TO PROMOTE THE STUDY OF ART, LITERATURE, LINGUISTICS AND PHILOSOPHY IN THE WORLD.

I FIRMLY BELIEVE IN THE VALUE OF AN EDUCATION THAT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE HUMANITIES AND THE LIBERAL ARTS IN ORDER TO SHAPE THE MIND OF FUTURE GENERATIONS OF COSMOPOLITAN CITIZENS, AND I WORK EVERYDAY TOWARD THE INTEGRATION OF SUCH AN EDUCATION INTO THE GLOBALIZED, HIGH-TECH WORLD THAT WE ARE A PART OF. THUS MY PHOTOGRAPHY LOOKS TO THE PAST WITH NOSTALGIA, YET IT ALSO LOOKS TO THE FUTURE WITH HOPE: THE HOPE THAT WE DO NOT FORGET OUR ROOTS AND THE FUNDAMENTALS OF OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE.

IN MY DOCUMENTARY WORK AS A PHOTOGRAPHER I AM ESPECIALLY INTERESTED IN PORTRAYING WHAT WOMEN AND MEN LEAVE BEHIND, WITH A FOCUS ON THE ORDINARY. EACH SUBJECT I PHOTOGRAPH - BE IT A CAR, A BUILDING, A STREET, A SOCCER FIELD, AND SO ON - REVEALS THE HUMAN PRESENCE WITHOUT NECESSARILY SHOWING HUMANS. I REPRODUCE REALITY AS FAITHFULLY AS POSSIBLE, AND FOR THIS REASON I GENERALLY DO NOT RETOUCH MY PHOTOGRAPHS. GRANTED THIS, I SEEK TO IMMORTALIZE EVERYDAY SUBJECTS UNDER PECULIAR CONDITIONS (IN TERMS OF LIGHTING, CONTEXT, OR VIEWPOINT), SO THAT WHAT IS PART OF EVERYONE'S ROUTINE SUDDENLY BECOMES UNUSUAL, IF NOT SURREAL.

IN MY PORTRAITS I SEEK TO CONVEY TRUTH, VULNERABILITY AND (TO SOME EXTENT AT LEAST) THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF EACH OF MY SUBJECTS: I ALWAYS FAMILIARIZE WITH THE PEOPLE I PHOTOGRAPH, AND I TAKE MY TIME TO BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH THEIR PERSONALITY, THEIR IDIOSYNCRASIES, AND THEIR TYPICAL EXPRESSIONS AND GESTURES. WOMEN AND MEN WHO DEVOTE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO EDUCATING OTHERS AND PROMOTING KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM AT VARIOUS LEVELS ARE OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO ME.

I HAVE EXHIBITED IN NYC AND IN ITALY, AND MY WORK HAS BEEN FEATURED IN FINE ART MAGAZINES SUCH AS PASTICHE, DRENCHED MAG AND MUSÉE MAGAZINE.

EXHIBITS:

"CHAPTER 2 - LAST PHOTOGRAMS OF A LOST PAST" - AUGUST 24/AUGUST 29 2018 - CHIESA DELL'ANGELO, LODI (ITALY)

"MANHATTAN ELEGY" - JULY 20/AUGUST 24 2018 - PALAZZO RHO, BORGHETTO LODIGIANO (ITALY)

"RUMORE BIANCO" - JULY 7/SEPTEMBER 5 2018 - BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE, LODI (ITALY)

"SMALL WORKS" - MAY 11 2018 - GREENPOINT GALLERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK