Robert Castagna is a photographer based out of Boston. His work can be found in the permanent collection of the Boston Public Library and Art Complex Museum. Exhibitions include solo exhibition at Rolly-Michaux Gallery and Art Complex Museum and group exhibitions at New England School of Photography, MFA Museum Council Gala, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Lichtenstein Center, and others. Publications include Harvard Square: An Illustrated History and Borderlands for which he received the MCC Fellowship and Artists Resource Grant. 

Robert has taught street photography and was awarded the Cambridge Arts Council Grant. 

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For more information about Robert as a professional event photographer visit Robert Castagna Photography

Robert is currently enrolled at UMass Boston studying creative writing.


Artist’s Resource Trust Grant Recipient

Massachusetts Cultural Council Photography Fellowship


Sept 1 – Nov 20  UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center group exhibition

July 8  Boston Voices  WBZ CBS Boston photo feature on Black Lives Matter movement

July 2  An American Fault Line photo essay published in Analog Cafe

June 30  Medford Arts Center Photos at the Borderland presentation

June 15  Analog Forever Magazine  Eye of the Beholder Group Exhibition

June 12  Borderlands Forum: Photography in the Borderlands

June – July F-Stop Magazine publication of Photographs from the Borderland in Group Exhibition


Dec 3 – Dec 31 The Audacity of Hope at New England School of Photography

Nov 2 – Dec 22  Crossing the Line: In Search of Sanctuary at the Nave Gallery

October 3 – 31 Open Photo Exhibit at Cambridge Art Association curated by MFA Curator Karen E. Haas

July  Photo Essay on Asylum Seekers appears in Nogales International news.

July  Lowe House Project artist residency in Tubac AZ

March 26 – April 26  Stranger than Fiction: Street Photography – New England School of Photography


July  featured in The Diagram – A journal of text and art

May 1- 31  This American Landscape – New England School of Photography


December – publication of art zine: Constant Carnival

May 25 Boston City Hall, Times of Our Times III with Mobius


June 15 -24  The Bright Door Artists Residency in South Carolina

June 2 – Aug 12 Resnikoff Gallery Group Exhibition

April 15 – 21  Spark Gallery at Northeastern University

March 21 – April 15  Thesis/Antithesis Salon 2016 at Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery

March 15 – April 5  Print, Paper and Graphic Arts Show at the School of Museum of Fine Arts

March 4 – April 14  Violence Transformed at Harriet Tubman House


Sept 5 – Oct 10  Hallspace Drawing Project

Jan 21 – May  Recent Drawings at Diesel Cafe in Davis Square


Nov 1 – Dec 12 The Personal is Political is Personal group show at Tufts University

Aug 1 – Aug 29  New England Collective V at Galatea Fine Arts

May 18 – Sept 7 Art Complex Museum exhibition “Recently Acquired”

March 3 – April 17  Group Show “Landscape and Memory” Cambridge Adult Education under alias “John Mercy”


June 8  Feature artist at MFA Museum Council Gala Celebration

April 27 – 28  West Medford Open Studios


Nov 5 – Dec 29  Rolly-Michaux Gallery solo exhibition: Lost across America

July 14 – August 10  Attleboro Arts Museum: On the Threshold – A National Juried Exhibition

Jan 16 – Mar 6   Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts group show curated by Barbara Hitchcock

Jan 5 – Jan 31  Aviary Gallery group show


Nov 22 – Dec 31   Cambridge Art Associations Group show curated by Howard Yezerski

July 24 – Oct 2   Art Complex Museum Solo Exhibition Kyoto: Art and Idea


April   West Medford Open Studios


Oct 29 – Nov 28   Rolly-Michaux Gallery solo exhibition: L’Ombra dell’Italia – The Shadow of Italy

June 17 – July 19   Lichtenstein Center for the Arts Invitational group exhibition

June 4 – Aug 2   Tufts University Art Gallery Sixth Annual Juried Summer group exhibition

April   West Medford Open Studios


July   Museum of Marino Moretti in Italy: solo exhibition in conjunction with International Poetry Conference

Apr 4 – May 15   Brookline Arts Center solo exhibition: Kyoto – select photographs by Robert Castagna


Nov – Dec   New Hampshire Institute of Art Biennial 2007 group exhibition

Mar 30 – May 5   Rolly-Michaux Gallery solo exhibition: The Art of Mystery, Kyoto in its Season


Apr 3 – 25   Upstairs at Johnson’s Art Gallery group exhibition Street Shots

Mar   Heritage State Park, North Adams solo exhibition: Images of the City


May 3 -10   Pine Street Inn solo exhibition: Portraits of a Community

June 1 – 30   Throughout Harvard Square store windows and venues a solo exhibition: Harvard Square Document – a photographic essay on Harvard Square


Sept   Stebbins Gallery, Harvard Square solo exhibition

July 1 – 27   Gallery at the Piano Factory – two person show

Apr 5 – June 17 Danforth Museum of Art New England Photographers ‘01


Apr 3 – 28   Boston Public Library solo exhibition: Just Outside – street photography just outside the BPL

Feb 1 – Mar 31   Hynes Convention Center solo exhibition: The Culture of Today

1999 – 2004

Taught photography to senior citizens, homeless individuals in shelter and inner-city youth as part of a project deemed Through their Eyes. Awarded Cambridge Arts Council Grant. Several publications documented the project including the Boston Globe and various other newspapers and magazines. All photography programs culminated in group exhibitions of student’s work.

Permanent Collections:

Art Complex Museum, Boston Public Library, NOT in the collection of the Mandarin Oriental of Boston


Harvard Square The Book – An Illustrated History, Popular Photography Magazine, Artscope Magazine, Modern Haiku, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, CBS News Boston, Improper Bostonian, Beat Magazine, BIGnews, Diagram