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"Wish It Was A Coming Out" Photographs By Melissa Ianniello

  • 03 Aug 2022
  • 10:00 AM
  • 29 Jan 2023
  • 6:00 PM
  • Rochester Art Center
  • 25

Vittorio Panzani, 78 years old, and William Belli, 71 years old, Trent, Trentino-South Tyrol, 2018, 18”x24” Digital Print

"Wish It Was A Coming Out" Photographs By Melissa Ianniello  

We are proud to partner with
The Rochester Art Center
to present
an intimate photography collection
of gay life i
n Italy.  

Open until January 29th, 2023

Through the lens of tenderness and care, Melissa Ianniello: Wish it Was a Coming Out addresses themes that are universally relevant: from self determination to gay/lesbian love, from the representation of affection in advanced age to the honest portrayal of grief, loneliness and death. By bringing these stories to light, Ianniello encourages us to look with compassion at our own humanity in an attempt to celebrate love in its purest form.

In this exhibition, the stories of gay men and lesbian women between their sixties and nineties unfold through sixteen intimate photographs and six large scale photographs of the interviewee's homes. This is the award winning show's first exhibition in North America.

We hope you will attend and support this emerging Italian photographer and her work!

Click below to listen to Melissa's Artist Talk


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