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NYC CETA Artist - Photographers

Among the initial 300 artists hired by the CCF Artists Project at least 15 were photographers.
They were placed in community assignments, often on documentary projects, and sometimes did special assignments for CCF.
Three worked in the dedicated documentation unit during 1978 and then joined the general photographers pool in 1979.

Images by project artist-photographers Dawoud Bey, Stanford Golub, Robert Gurbo, George Malave, Marbeth,
Abraham Menashe, Anne Marie Rossueau, Marilyn Schwartz, Joan Stephens, Blaise Tobia and Sarah Wells
were included in CCF's self-documentation book Artists Project: on the documentation and
utilization of largely untapped resources
(1980).

The allied CETA Arts projects (American Jewish Congress, Hospital Audiences, La Mama ETC, and Theater for the Forgotten,
also hired photographers for a variety of purposes and projects.

This page is a work in progress. It will grow as project photographers send in examples of their work.
Photos by artists in both the CCF and non-CCF NYC projects are welcome.

Larry Racioppo (CCF Project): from a neighborhood documentation project done in 1979
for the Brooklyn nonprofit Clinton Hill Restoration.


Fort Greene Graffiti (photo: Larry Racioppo)




Myrtle Avenue Boys (photo: Larry Racioppo)




Venezia Gas (photo: Larry Racioppo)




Pizza People (photo: Larry Racioppo)



Larry Racioppo Current Website



Meryl Meisler (American Jewish Congress project)


A Man's Back in Williamsburg, Purim, Brooklyn, NY March 1978 (photo: Meryl Meisler)




Love in Bloom G-d Bless America, Good Companion Senior Center,
Henry Street Settlement: New York, NY 1978 (photo: Meryl Meisler)




A customer for knishes and other delights at the "Knish Nosh" in Forest Hills, Queens, NY 1978 (photo: Meryl Meisler)




Purim - Lee & Hewes Streets 1978 (photo: Meryl Meisler)


Meryl Meisler Current Website