“Photos: A Rite of Passage” now on view

As featured in The New York Times!

The City Reliquary’s new installation features pictures taken by Al Criscillo, an immigrant from Naples who an a barbershop on Metropolitan Avenue for 54 years. Starting in the 1960s, Mr. Criscillo would take photos of boys getting their very first haircuts.

“All these people had their own lives, own issues, problems, and they kept coming for this rite of passage in waves, decade after decade,” said David Herman, director of the Reliquary and a former client of Mr. Criscillo’s who curated the show.

On view during the Reliquary’s regular hours.

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