Frankie Alduino

Frankie Alduino earned his BFA in Photography from the University of Central Florida. A current resident of New York City, Alduino cut his teeth at The Richard Avedon Foundation and thereafter transitioned to work in-house at Annie Leibovitz Studio. Frankie’s work has its foundations in portraiture with an emphasis on themes of belonging, identity, and community.

New York Pigeon Fanciers

Commonly disregarded as a pest by city dwellers, pigeons have enamored a small group of enthusiasts who breed, exhibit, and love them wholeheartedly. This body of work examines themes of beauty, belonging, and community through both the lens of an animal that is generally disregarded and disrespected and that of the breeders whose identities become entwined, and mirrored, with the birds they care for. This selection of images comes from The 61st Annual Long Island Classic Open Show hosted by the Nassau Suffolk Pigeon Fanciers Club.

To view more of Frankie Alduino’s work please visit his website.