Donna Ferrato

Photographer
      
We Live in Public
Location: New York
Nationality: American/Italian
Biography:   Donna Ferrato is an internationally acclaimed photojournalist known for her groundbreaking documentation of the hidden world of domestic violence. Her seminal book   Living With the Enemy   (Aperture, 1991) went into four... read on
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We Live in Public
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Updated: 03/29/20
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Text From ARTFORUM Magazine:

Made the Top Ten Best InstallationsJOSH HARRIS, QUIET: WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, 1999On the cusp of Y2K, 150 participants lived together under twenty-four-hour video monitoring in a three-level loft in lower Manhattan, staging a deranged, dystopian social sculpture. In exchange for free lodging and meals, user-residents agreed to make every minute of their lives visible (via closed-circuit broadcast) to all others in the compound.This hydra of self-display, voyeurism, social control, and surveillance—masterminded by ’90s dot-com developer Josh Harris—anticipated the Internet’s coming deluge of realness, liveness, and simultaneity. Just as the new millennium began, Harris’s project imploded in all-out pandemonium. Twelve years later, clips of undressed, drugged-up subjects in baby pools humming off-key tunes haunt the Web like howling ghosts of the prophecy QUIET performed.View from within Josh Harris’s QUIET: We Live in Public, New York, December 31, 1999. Photo: Donna Ferrato

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Aliens Hunting Demon Semen

By Donna Ferrato and Fanny Ferrato / woodstock — NEWS FIT TO PRINT:  EVERY DAY TRUMP KILLS EVERYONE. ALIENS DNA is NO CURE 4 DEMON SEMEN. Humans please..
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Ferratoflix Ep.3 - My Friend Jose

By Donna Ferrato / Tribeca — Last summer was the saddest. For 70 years my brave mama kept the world turning. When she died everything..
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Tribeca in the Time of Coronavirus

By Donna Ferrato / Tribeca, NYC — “People must take a modicum of public responsibility for each other even if they have no ties to each..
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The W. Eugene Smith Award 2019

By Donna Ferrato — This year's W. Eugene Smith Grant award was a monster of a show, giving us insight into the best efforts..
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Throughout Time in Tribeca

By Donna Ferrato / Tribeca — I like to watch . Chance...the gardener, from Jerzy Kosinski's book, from Being There.   The..
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Safe at Home

By Donna Ferrato / Tribeca — In my head are the thoughts we share about isolation, suffering, and death.  Things that terrify me..
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Dyke Day 2019

By Donna Ferrato / New York City — We get stronger. We stand our ground, we won't back down. Femme daddies and hairy Marys. Washington..
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