Quinnipiac College & Southern Connecticut State College
About Ray Carofano
Ray Carofano (b. 1942) in New Haven, Connecticut and now reside in San Pedro, the port town of Los Angeles California. He has been photographing for over 55 years. His work has been published internationally in numerous books and photographic journals including LensWork, Camera Arts, Creative Visions, and Looking at Images, to name a few.
He lectures and teaches workshops at colleges and universities in the US and abroad.
Carofano’s photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad including solo exhibitions at Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA and Galeria de Arte Fotografo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Fototeca de Cuba, Nat’l Archives, Havana, Cuba, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, CA.and the renowned Gernsheim Collection at the Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, among others.
I am a hunter not a farmer. I do not cultivate images I find them.
The camera is a tool that educates me on what going on around me. I explore environments, architectures and people who live on the edge of society.
My work deals with identity, time, loss and renewal.