Antonia Tricarico has been taking photos since 1997. In the past years she has been working as a photo archivist for Lucian Perkins (Pulitzer Prize winning photographer for the Washington Post) and collaborated with Tolotta Records, Dischord Records, Kill Rock Stars and Youth Action Research Group. Her work can be found in private collections, in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, and in the permanent exhibit and archive of the Special Collections Division of the District of Columbia, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Punk and Go Go music archive, in the Special Collections of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland, and in the Collections of DC History Center in Washington, DC. Her first book Frame of Mind: Punk Photos and Essay from Washington, DC, and Beyond, 1997-2017 was published by Akashic books in 2019. Her second book The Inner Ear of Don Zientara: a half-century of recording through the voices of musicians, engineers, and producers from one of America’s most innovative studios was published by Akashic Books in 2023. Her work has appeared in Photo Review, Guitar World, Kerrang, RAZORCAKE, and Fretboard Journal. She was awarded the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship Grant and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Juried Exhibition Grant in 2024.


Horse Hospital Gallery - The Art Auction - Nov.19/2001 - London, England

Scuola Romana di Fotografia - Itinerant show with Cynthia Connolly and Lely Constantinople - March 6/2001 - Rome, Italy

H.Lewis Gallery - Itinerant show with Cynthia Connolly and Lely Constantinople - June 1/2001 - Baltimore, Maryland

Govinda Gallery - Itinerant show with Cynthia Connolly and Lely Constantinople - Sept.30/2001 - Washington, DC

Positive Force Concert Art Show for Centro de Art Childrena Art Program- August 2001 - Wilson Center - Washington, DC

Grand Atrium of the Majlis Cultural Center - Art Against War Show - January 16/2004 Mumbay, India

Motoazabu Gallery - Stop violence against women - Fighting back show - March 2004 -Tokyo, Japan

Paper Politics - In These Times - April 17/2004- Chicago, Il

Gallery twenty-four - June 10/2004 - Berlin, Germany

Paper Politics West - Phinney Neighborhood Community Center - April 1/29 2005-Seattle, Washington

The Hubbard Museum of the American West - Honorable Mention for Yvette, People category - November 3/2006 to January 28/2007 - Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

Paper Politics - 5+5 Gallery - January 5th- February 19th, 2006 - Brooklyn, NY

Paper Politics Portland - Food for Thought Student Gallery at Portland State University - Smith Memorial Student Union - May 3-June 16/2006 - Portland, OR

SEEN Show with Lely Constantinople - Transformer - February 3 - March 10, 2007 - Washington, DC

Paper Politics - Walker's Point for the Arts - September 7 - October 13, 2007 - Milwaukee, WI

Paper Politics - University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Crossman Gallery - October 18 - November 17, 2007 - Whitewater, WI

Paper Politics - K Space Contemporary - April 5 - May 11, 2008 - Corpus Christi, TX

Stage/Offstage - Catania, Italy 2009

We the people - Ponte Milvio- Torretta Valadier - Rome, Italy 2010

We the people - Comune di Orbetello - Orbetello, Italy 2011

Stage/Offstage - Metaponto Beach Festival - Metaponto, Italy 2012

Stage/Offstage and Silent Body - Occhi Rossi Festival - Forte Prenestino - Rome, Italy 2013

Politico Pop-up 2 - New Orleans Art Center - New Orleans, LA 2015

MLK library - Dc in the House - Punk and Go-Go music archives show - Washington, DC 2016

Superfierce - The Art of Resistance - Blind Whino - Washington, DC 2017

Transformer Silent Auction - American University's Katzen Arts Center - Washington, DC 2017

Transformer's 15th Annual Silent Auction Corcoran School of Arts and Design 2018

Transformer's 16th Annual Silent Auction Corcoran School of Arts and Design 2019

Lost Origins Gallery Exhibition and Frame of Mind photo-book launch - June 2019/August 2019

Flex your camera - La Fotografia de Dischord Records - Moments Festival 2020 - Contenedor Cultural Malaga, Spain October 9/18, 2020

Transformer Envisioning Benefit Exhibition and Online Auction American University’s Katzen Arts Center 2021

Transformer Retrospective Exhibition & Benefit Auction Gala at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University - October 2022 - Washington, DC

TRANSFORMER - The Invincible Visible: Exhibition & Benefit Auction Gala American University Katzen Arts Center November 4 - 18, 2023

Legacy: Civil Rights at 60 FY 2024 Juried Exhibition Grant Exhibition DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities January 12 - March 1, 2024