Cathy Panebianco is a fine art photographer from Jamestown whose work catches hold of memories and chases the spirts of those we currently love, and those that continue surround us from our past. Her work explores how we connect with others, with our past, and with ourselves.
Panebianco was shortlisted BBA Photography Prize at Berlin Photo Week, exhibited at the Cortona on the Move Photography Festival in Italy and the Imago Lisboa Photo Festival in Portugal and was a semi-finalist for the National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. She was a Hopper Prize finalist and a winner of the 2020 LensCulture Critics Choice Top Ten Award, 2020 CENTER’s Project Launch Award and a 2019 Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50. She has also won 1st place in the International Photography Awards for Fine Art, was a finalist for the National Photography Awards for the Texas Photographic Society & a San Francisco Bay International Photography Competition Portfolio Award. Panebianco’s work has been exhibited in the U.S. and internationally and featured in Black + White Magazine, The Guardian and Oxford American. Her photography book, Holding Time, will be published by Yoffy Press in February 2022.
She has taught Jamestown Public Schools children self-portraiture photography and advocates for animal rescue by photographing dogs at the local humane society.