Romaniote Memories: A Jewish Journey from Ioannina, Greece to Manhattan: Photographs by Vincent Giordano

Exhibition credits

Sponsors: Exhibition is sponsored by the Benjamin S. Rosenthal LibraryHellenic American Project, and Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College, as well as the International Center for Jewish Monuments, an independent non-profit organization.

Curator: Dr. Samuel Gruber, President of the International Survey of Jewish Monuments

Designer: Annie Tummino, Queens College Head of Special Collections and Archives

Software: This exhibition is powered by Scalar, an open source digital publishing tool by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture.

Content: All photographs by Vincent Giordano. Photographs are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

More Info: The Vincent Giordano Collection on the Greek-Jewish Community in New York City and Ioannina, Greece is held by the Queens College and stewarded by the Hellenic American Project and Rosenthal Library Special Collections and Archives. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Special Collections and Archives has not yet processed the physical materials in the Vincent Giordano collection. Fortunately, we were able to use scans of Giordano's prints and negatives to present a wider selection of images of his "Romaniote Memories'' then ever seen before. Since these photographs were previously untitled, Curator Samuel Gruber took the liberty of devising titles for the exhibition. As Sam says: 

"The titles are partly descriptive - as Vincent preferred - but they also attempt to differentiate the images and to give a feel of the significance of the action, as he would when describing photos. Having worked with Vincent on this project for many years, I don't think he would mind, and he might have done the same."

For more information about the collection or exhibition contact Queens College Special Collections and Archives at or the Hellenic American Project at

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