The Word is Lost: Photography by Joseph Corrado
November 8 - December 23, 2015
There's a poignant beauty in the photography of Joseph Corrado, who shoots scenes of his native Hoboken with the added perspective of someone who now lives far away. In his new exhibit, "The Word is Lost," opening Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 pm, Corrado’s images depict scenes of a city that he clearly loves. There are shots of the procession of the Madonna dei Martiri, the waterfront walkway, the wire-crossed alleyway of Court Street, and portraits of dear friends.
In 2007, he moved to the coast of Maine, where he now works and travels down the East Coast as a commercial photographer, shooting food, interiors and fine art. “My roots always are in Hoboken and it’s that perspective that I bring not only to my work but with all my interactions,” he says. “I don't live in Hoboken, but it continues to live in me and informs a great many choices I make. The work in the show was my attempt to bridge my life in Hoboken with my life on the mid-coast of Maine.”
He earned a degree in menswear design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and spent 15 years traveling the world as a designer, all the while taking photos and immersing himself in the world’s cultures and cuisines. He left the fashion industry in 1999 to open his own studio in Hoboken, producing graphic designs for advertising and, ultimately, photography.
Following his passions, he became a commercial photographer of architecture, products and, above all, food. “All the things that make life great,” he says. He cites as artistic influences Ansel Adams, Lou Manna, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Brian Vanden Brink, as well as local friends David White, Lou Carbone and Roslyn Rose.
His busy schedule as a commercial photographer makes it difficult to find time to showcase his fine art photography, but he has staged exhibitions of his work with the Maine Photo Alliance. Visit his website for a preview of his work.
The exhibit is supported by a block grant from the State/County Partnership program for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.