photo by David Jacobson

Robert Palumbo is a New York-based filmmaker and photographer who has worked for The New York Times, National Geographic, and the German culture magazine Du. His work was featured in Scalo's acclaimed photo book about 9/11, "Here is New York," and is included in the collections of the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, and the New York Historical Society, as well as in many private collections.

He has had three solo exhibits at the Opaque Gallery in Manhattan. In 2005, "13 Images from the World of Baltimore Homicide" documented the stark world of the homicide detectives in a city that perennially ranks in the top 3 American cities for homicide rates. In 2006, "Lost Vegas" portrayed the otherworldly life off the Strip as it changed radically between 1990 and 2004. In 2007's "Sub-Liminal" he created a personal dream world of Lower Manhattan in its pre-9/11 innocence.

In addition to his solo shows, Robert has also exhibited in group shows in New York, Berlin, London, and Philadelphia. He is a 2006 Fellow in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Robert is also an Emmy-award winning filmmaker, who has produced and directed a wide variety of film and TV projects, including the fiction feature "Fallout." He produced on the acclaimed 2003 "Doctors Without Borders" series for the National Geographic Channel, which documented the work of the renowned volunteer medical unit under war and famine conditions in South Sudan and Ethiopia, as well as on MTV networks "28 Days in Rehab," a look inside the world of drug rehabilitation. He co-produced and was Director of Photography on "Left of the Dial" for HBO, a documentary about the tumultuous startup of the Air America Radio Network, which was nominated for a Best Documentary Emmy in 2006.

Robert is currently working on a book project, "Nerve Damage" is in the process of renovation. Please revisit in September 2007




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