Staten Island Mode Photo Studio: Open Hours

Find out more about the Staten Island Mode project, and how to take part and be featured in the SI Mode Exhibition in 2023.

The curators and project photographer are ready to welcome you to have your portrait taken, to record a video interview and to share your stories of life on Staten Island through fashion. Come as you are, or come dressed in a look that represents your identity as a Staten Islander.

September 3: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
September 4: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
September 5: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
September 6: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
September 9: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

WHERE: Cottage A at Snug Harbor


Do you think Staten Islanders have a fashion sense that is unique and recognizable? Are you expressing or exploring your identity as a Staten Islander through what you wear at work, at play and at different times in your life? Do you notice images of Staten Islanders in pop culture that use dress to portray stereotypes? If so, then we want to hear from you, meet you and have a look in your wardrobe in order to present a truer and more interesting portrait of the fashionable Staten Islander as part of a project called S.I. Mode.

Get involved now: Share your thoughts and experiences with Staten Island fashion and take the Staten Island Mode survey here.

Staten Island Mode: Exploring Memory and Identity Through Dress is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This project is made possible in part by a DCA Premier grant from Staten Island Arts, with public support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and NYSCA Future Culture Creative Placemaking Grant.

SI Mode: Exploring Memory and Identity Through Dress workshops are additionally sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition and website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.