Photographic works generally documenting the American social landscape. Particular interests include issues of land use and the environment, documentation and preservation of the architecture of the recent past, and documentary projects to create visual records in the manner of national heritage documentation programs, such as the National Park Service's Historic American Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, and Historic American Landscapes Survey.
A series of photographs of factory towns in Pennsylvania and Maryland's Susquehanna River watershed, exploring various components of the landscape, housing, leisure and mores, and industry and factories. The approach is both documentary and personal.
Alessandro Valente is 42. Dual nationality (Italy and USA), currently in Baltimore, USA.