Biography

Priscilla Rattazzi was born in Rome, Italy and came to the United States in the early seventies. She studied photography at Sarah Lawrence College, and later worked as an assistant to photographer Hiro. Throughout the eighties, Priscilla worked as a fashion and portrait photographer in New York. Her work appeared in BridesSelf, Redbook, New York and The New York Times Magazine. In Italy, her work appeared in Vogue Italia, Donna and Amica.  

Priscilla has published four books and one portfolio: 

  • “Best Friends” a collection of photographs of people with their dogs (Rizzoli, 1989),
  • “Children” a collection of photographs of children in early childhood (Rizzoli, 1992)
  • “Georgica Pond” a ten-year examination of a body of water on the East End of Long Island (Callaway, 2000)
  • “Best Friends” the portfolio, a collection Priscilla’s favorite fourteen photographs from her book “Best Friends” (LunaLola Press, 2006)
  • “Luna & Lola” the story of Priscilla’s two dogs, a golden retriever and a dachshund, a metaphorical tale of family life (Callaway, 2010)

Priscilla has had the following Museum and Gallery shows:

  • Staley-Wise Gallery, New York. In conjunction with the publication of her book Best Friends (1989)
  • Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee (1992)
  • Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, New York (2003)
  • Jack Banning Gallery, New York. A series of portraits of actors, producers and directors for the Tribeca Film Festival (2003)
  • Valentina Moncada Gallery, Rome, Italy (2004)
  • East End Books and Gallery, East Hampton, New York (2006)
  • Staley-Wise Gallery, New York. To present the Best Friends Portfolio (2006)
  • Paul Fisher Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida (2008)
  • Ralph Lauren stores in East Hampton and Milan. In conjunction with the launch of her book Luna & Lola (2010)
  • Staley-Wise Gallery, New York. “Selected Photographs”: from 1975 to 2013 (2014)

Upcoming shows:

  • “HOODOOLAND”

a series of photographs of rock formations taken in 2018-2019 around Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Southern Utah. It is scheduled to open on Thursday May 14th at the Staley-Wise Gallery at 100 Crosby Street, New York, NY and will run through June 30th, 2020.

Vogue Italia
New York

© Priscilla Rattazzi

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