Vincent Giordano was a photographer and filmmaker dedicated to finding and recording the unique, collective memories of families and communities.Mr. Giordano possessed a keen eye for subject and detail and his work was known for its artistic sensibility and technical excellence. Beginning in 1999, he began documenting the places, people and events of New York’s Romaniote Jewish Community, centered at Kehila Kedosha Janina on Broome Street, but also maintaining close ties with their city of origin, Ioannina. Greece. Vincent continued and expanded this work, which he called Before the Flame Goes Out, until his death, at which time he was working on a documentary film about the past and present of the Romaniote community.
Mr. Giordano’s work has been exhibited in many galleries and is included in numerous private collections. Mr. Giordano’s collection of portraits from September 11, 2001, is in the permanent collection of the New-York Historical Society. He was the recipient of several awards including seven Clio Awards for his film work in television commercials.
In addition to Before the Flame Goes Out, Mr. Giordano created portfolios including, Casino; The Atlantic City Boardwalk; Peggy’s Cove; The Airport People Mover; Central Park; Grand Central Station; Times Square and The Fulton Fish Market.
Vincent Giordano is survived by his wife Hilda and step-daughter Elizabeth, both of whom have helped make this exhibition possible.