Mary Giancoli is a New York City based documentary photographer. Her work explores cultural traditions and daily life in Mexico and Mexican immigrant communities the U.S. Recent solo exhibitions include Queens Theater in the Park, in NYC; Universidad Iberoamericana in Puebla, Mexico; and Universidad Autonoma Atzcapotzalco, Mexico City. Group exhibitions include Queens International at the Queens Museum of Art and venues such as Flushing Town Hall and El Museo del Barrio, both in NYC; and Fabbrica Europa in Florence, Italy, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA, The Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago. She was an artist in residence at El Museo Francisco Oller, Buffalo, NY and St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, where her work was featured in solo exhibits. Her work is in a traveling exhibition Nosotras: Portraits of Latinas at the Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas, the Branigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces, NM. In 2008, she performed with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company at Queens Theatre in the Park. She is a picture editor and her photographs are represented by the stock agency, Digital Light Source.

Mary was born in Berkeley, California and received a B.A. in Italian Culture from Wellesley College in 1986 and an M.F.A. in Photography from Hunter College in 1996. For Swing Space, she is researching the tortuous history of Mexican farm labor in the United States and interviewing Mexican farm workers and laborers to develop a text to accompany an exhibition on the zocalo of Atlixco, Puebla at the New Museum of Arts and Culture in New Rochelle in 2009 and is seeking exhibition space in Mexico.

Image credit: Courtesy of the artist