Anthony Graziano is a gifted fine art photographer, author, educator who resides on the East End of Long Island. He has captured the beauty of nature through his photography for more than 30 years and is an advocate for preservation. He believes that our bonds to the natural world are instinctual and that we are drawn to nature as an emotional refuge and as a means of spiritual renewal. His hope is that his work brings a sense of peace to the viewer while, at the same time, creating deeper awareness and increased passion to protect our fragile environment. He contributes generously of his time and talent in support of this cause.
As an artist, Anthony’s vision flows from what is perceived to what is felt and finally, to what is seen and his photographic approach often involves spending extended periods of time within a location to experience its unique energy before raising his camera to make a photo. The resulting imagery is striking in its simultaneous ability to be both emotionally compelling and visually stimulating. The vibrant color palette, layering and creative use of light are arresting and combine to convey a true sense of serenity. Anthony’s artistic vision and creative approach succeed in the very rare quality of capturing a true sense of time and place that draw us into his images allowing the viewer to “experience” the beauty of the natural world.
Anthony was honored in being selected by the Andy Warhol Foundation as an artist in residence and also with solo art exhibitions including a permanent exhibition titled Natures Places and Faces at The Center for Conservation gallery. His work is featured in support of a number of local conservation organizations and has been exhibited in a number of galleries including South Hampton Cultural Center, The Gallery at East End Arts, FotoFoto Gallery, The Islip Art Museum, Long Island Photo Gallery and others. Anthony is a former member of the East End Arts Council and the Friends of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge boards of directors.