Michael Macioce has been practicing photography from his studio in Manhattan’s East Village since 1982. A graduate of School of Visual Arts, he began combining fine art and documentary photography of the downtown music and art scene leading to over 50 album covers and culminating with the book LIGHT & DARK.
From John Zorn to Matisyahu, his access to the Lower East Side culture meant he had the opportunity to photograph many artists at the beginning of their careers.
During the 80’s Macioce toured Europe with the band Shockabilly. In 1990 he traveled to India. These trips led to further impressions that were used for record and CD covers.
In 1995 Michael began photographing the Lubavitcher Jewish Community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn for the exhibition “Jewish Ritual” at Lincoln Center, NYC in January 1996. This exhibit was part of John Zorn’s Radical Jewish Culture Festival.
Beginning in 1994, Michael began teaching at Parsons School of Design and has taught photography at The New School for Social Research and The School of Visual Arts.
From April to July 2010 his Jewish Ritual, musician, and Lower East Side photography is part of a Radical Jewish Culture retrospective at The Jewish Museum for Art and History in Paris.
A featured photographer in the 2010 New York Photo Festival as part of Lou Reed’s “Night of Photography” in DUMBO, Michael gave a lecture at St Ann’s Warehouse on “Photographing Unseen New York”.
In 2010-2011 Macioce had his first exhibit in Japan at Hiromart Gallery, Tokyo. Most recently he is part of John Zorn’s “The Obsessions Collective”, which is exhibiting at The Cavin-Morris Gallery in Chelsea, NYC and runs through January 2012.
You may contact Michael at any time by using the form at right.