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Christine Osinski's Staten Island Photographs

'Men Fixing House Near the Staten Island Mall' 'House for Sale' 'At the Corner of Muller and Watchogue'
'Men Fixing House Near the Staten Island Mall'

During the mid-1980s Christine Osinski walked around Staten Island, taking pictures. That project will finally be turned into a book thanks to a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Here are a few samples of the work. See more at

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