Vincent Cianni (b. 1952) is a documentary photographer whose work explores community, memory and social justice issues through image, text and audio. Cianni holds an MFA in Photography from SUNY New Paltz and teaches photography at Parsons The New School for Design and the International Center of Photography as well as in workshops around the world. Duke University’s Rubenstein Library established a study archive to insure the preservation of his photographs, negatives, contacts, notes and correspondence. We Skate Hardcore, an eight-year documentary project about in-line skaters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, published by NYU Press and the Center for Documentary Studies in 2004, was awarded the American Association of University Press Best Book Design. A major survey of this work was exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York in 2006. His photographs are in many important collections worldwide and have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Stephen Daiter Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and George Eastman House as well as in London, France, and Germany. His photographs have been published in The New York Times, Double Take, Aperture, The New Yorker, Photography as Activism, New York 400: A Visual History of America’s Greatest City and The Polaroid Book.