Robert Castagna – photographer and artist

I’m a photographer and artist based out of Boston. What I enjoy most about events are the candid moments, the pictures that capture the intimate interactions amongst people and friends, to perceive and capture the day as it unfolds. In addition I love portraiture and using off-camera lighting. I started with black and white film years ago, the love of walking the streets and finding that odd mixture of sun, shadow and detail. Asked to photograph weddings for friends and relatives turned into a full time business photographing Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, corporate, non-profit events as well as the occasional wedding. Now for over twenty years! Besides photography I love art, travel, music and yoga. I’ve traveled throughout America and I’ve visited every State through extensive road trips. My wife is a professional musician and local area performer and I enjoy playing guitar as well. My mornings usually start with a yoga class and my free time is spent in one of the areas of art that I enjoy: drawing, collage, music, photography, writing and that odd mixture of two or more of them. I’ve been a Big Brother for several years and volunteer my time with a host of charitable organizations dealing with environmental protection and education/reading programs.

To check availability about photographing your event email at or call 617.833.9271

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As an artist Robert has participated in the following exhibitions and programs: 


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


Awarded Boston Founders Scholarship from SMFA

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 (3 articles) 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 – An Illustrated History Since 1950, Popular Photography Magazine, Artscope Magazine Cover, Modern Haiku Cover, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Improper Bostonian, Beat Magazine, BIGnews – The Art and Literary Monthly