Beach, Early Work

For decades I have been documenting a community of inhabitants on Aquinnah Beach. Located on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in the town of Aquinnah, it is a parcel of land that perilously flirts with the sea and narrowly stretches alongside cliffs made up of erratic rocks, clay and sand. A section of it is designated as clothing optional.

Note: My first explorations of Aquinnah Beach started in 1988. Both the town and beach went by the name of Gay Head before 1997. By the end of 1997 the town changed its name to Aquinnah, Wampanoag for “Land Under the Hill.”

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With Dad – Book, Fall 2019

Davis Publications, Inc., WITH DAD, by Stephen DiRado, November 2019, A photographic journal that vividly articulates a son’s connections, captured through his camera, as his father succumbs to Alzheimer’s. Experience the love, dignity and profound intimacy shared between Stephen DiRado and his family over a chronological span of twenty years.

Retrospect: UNH, Art Museum Fall 2017

University of New Hampshire, Museum of Art, Durham, NH: Stephen DiRado’s Embrace, A retrospect 1983 through 2017. October 26, 2017 through December 15, 2017.