Photoville Presents

Model Release

Featuring Jerry Vezzuso

Curated by Sam Barzilay


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Model Release presents a carefully curated selection of the most sought-after haircuts, performed at the Astor Place Barber Shop, circa 1985.

Originally captured in New York’s East Village as out-takes for New American Haircuts – an out-of-print paperback published by Ballentine Books almost 30 years ago, it offers a unique glimpse into our collective past.

A companion zine titled Model Release #286 has been re-issued by the artist and will be available at Photoville.


Jerry Vezzuso is a photographer born and raised in Brooklyn. His works has been exhibited widely and is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and The Museum of the City of New York.

He is currently a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the International Center of Photography.
He is also the recipient of NYFA’s Special Projects Grant.

Related Programming:

Artist Talk: Jerry Vezzuso

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