2009 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 3rd prize

Jonathan Torgovnik

for Geo

17 September, 2007

Anthony Amato (88) sits alone in the front row of his theater before a rehearsal.

The Amato Opera Theater has survived since 1948 under the care and direction of its founder Anthony Amato. Aimed at presenting grand opera that is also good theater, the basement venue has long provided a platform for aspiring artists. Amato finally closed his theater after its 2008/9 season.

About the photographer

Jonathan Torgovnik

His personal documentary projects dealing with underreported social issues have been recognized with numerous awards and honors such as the UK National Portrait Gallery Photograp...

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