Joe Pintauro discovered the power of photography when on assignment documenting the shanty towns and barios of Lima, Peru, and Santiago, Chile.
Pintauro's NUNC ET SEMPER was published by TSR Editions, an artist book which includes large, 8 and 10 foot photographic accordians depicting orchestras which play to the crowds populating the restaurants and caffes under the Baroque arches of Piazza San Marco-Venice. The book release and exhibition, which included large format photographic prints, opened at the Avram Gallery, Stony Brook University Southampton 2013. Other photo projects include: NUN TE SCURDA’, subterranean early Christian altars of Naples; AMERICANA, photo reflections on the Great Recession 2009-2013; ATLANTICA, winter surfers in the manner of 15th century intimate portraiture, a stylistic homage to Hans Memling, Jan Van Eyck and Hugo Van der Goes.
Pintauro taught film making at The School of Visual Arts and Marymount-Manhattan College.