Portrait - Professional

Frenchie and Lucifer

Lilian Caruana

Honorable Mention

"Frenchie and Lucifer"
Frenchie, a skinhead, and his dog Lucifer in New York's East Village

Biography: I was born in Bolzano, Italy, a city in the Italian Alps and immigrated to Brooklyn, NY when I was eight years old. My photography focuses on individuals who are outside the mainstream of the larger society. Some of my subjects have been punks, skinheads, inner city youth, amateur boxers, immigrants, and South Bronx gang members.  I explore how individuals who, either by choice or because they are seen as the “other,” live outside the dominant culture. My goal is to capture, through photographs, how individuals shape their identity, stave off feelings of alienation by giving voice to...

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