Mauro Altamura lives and works in New Jersey where he was born. His work has been shown nationally and inter- nationally. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts among others. His work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, the Polytechnic Institute, Tokyo, Japan, the State Museum of New Jersey and the Jersey City Museum as well other public and private collections. He is an Assistant Professor at New Jersey City University. His recent work in photography, video, and text is concerned with peripheral lives, the un-accounted, the expendable.