“Donna Ferrato’s powerful documentary photographs have taken us into worlds we could never imagine witnessing. Her book,Living with the Enemy, is the quintessential document about the devastating lives of battered women. In her latest work, “TriBeCa” we see a different side to Donna. This personal interpretation of the NYC neighborhood, TriBeCa, spans over twelve years. The photographs are full of life, humor, beauty and atmosphere. It’s an ever changing walk through her eyes; believe me, Donna’s eye is most unique.
Donna has the shaman’s ability to transform a one-sided reality into her own special point of view. She also has a wonderful ability to frame her images with an uncanny immediacy. You almost feel that she knows when a picture is going to happen before it happens — and then she snatches it, like a spider in waiting. This collection of images seem to come from the dreams in a diary. A poetic tribute to Donna’s home, TriBeCa.” — Mary Ellen Mark