Daniel “Dusty” Albanese is the New York based photographer and filmmaker behind the website TheDustyRebel. Shaped by his background in anthropology, he has built a worldwide following documenting the more marginal aspects of the urban landscape, as well as controversial artworks, and political protests. In 2017, he began production on his first feature length documentary and book OUT IN THE STREETS, which explores the global Queer Street Art movement.

In 2013, he gave a series of lectures on street photography at Wheaton College as part of their Techpaths Lecture Series and the Evelyn Danzig Haas Visiting Artists Program. He has also been a reoccurring guest speaker for the City College of New York, as well as at Stanford University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Adelphi University, and MoMA PS1. Daniel has been interviewed for several street art documentaries such as, Janz In the Moment; Stick To It; and 190 Bowery. 

Daniel’s photography has been exhibited globally, acquired by the International Center of Photography and the Leslie-Lohman Museum, and been prominently featured in several books, such as Banksy. You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat (4th edition); Post No Bills Poems by Robert Janz; Women of Resistance: Poems For A New Feminism; A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir by Edie Windsor; #ICPConcernedGlobal Images for Global Crisis.

•  Consumer Activism: Promotional Culture and Resistance, Eleftheria J Lekakis, 2022
•  #ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis, 2020
•  A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir, Edie Windsor, with Joshua Lyon, 2019
•  Advertising Shits in Your Head: Strategies for Resistance, Vyvian Raoul & Matt Bonner, 2019
•  Women of Resistance: Poems For A New Feminism, 2018
• Let Her Be Free, Icy & Sot, 2016
•  Lilyluciole, ou l'art de croire au Street Art, Lilyluciole, 2016
•  Post No Bills Poems, Robert Janz, 2015
•  Art Is Trash​, Francisco de Parajo, 2015
•  Banksy. You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat​ (4th edition), 2014

•  Diversity Leadership: Street Art and Social Justice — University of St. Thomas, Minnesota  (2024)
•  Ally Super Love: Benefit — Rome Italy, 2023 
•  The Gayly Show — Willamette Valley PRIDE Employee Resource Group at the Oregon Department of Human Services (2021)
•  Exploring Queer Street Art — University of St. Thomas, Minnesota (2021)
•  Living History: Importance of Self Documentation — Boerum Hill School for International Studies, NYC (2020)
•  Queer Street Art Around The Word — In Heroes We Trust, Los Angeles, CA (2019)
•  Queer America: Art, Photography, Politics — Stanford University, CA (2019)
•  "Hidden Delights" Of The Street — Adelphi University, NY (2019) 
•  Dusty Rebel In Conversation With Sara Erenthal — The Storefront Project, NYC (2019)
•  Creative Approaches to Change — Metropolitan State University of Denver (2018)
•  Women of Resistance & The Dusty Rebel — MoMA PS1 (2018)
•  History of Graffiti and Street Art — City College of New York (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)Text
•  Memory Is Witness First: Street Photography — Wheaton College (2013)

•  International Center of Photography, NYC
•  Leslie-Lohman Museum, NYC

•  Robert Janz: Mythical Creatures, La Capella de Nuestra Señora Maria del Camino, Gardiner, NY (2021)
•  #ICPConcernedGlobal Images for Global Crisis, International Center of Photography, NYC (2020)
•  The Streets Are Queer, In Heroes We Trust Gallery, Los Angeles (2019)
•  'Miss Colombia' -Osvaldo Gómez, Espresso 77, NYC (2019)
•  Downtown Denim, Colacino Gallery at Nazareth College, NY (2018)
•  Street Cuts Launch Party & Art Show, Arlene’s Grocery, NYC (2017)
•  Young New Yorkers 2017 Silent Art Auction, NYC (2017)
•  Young New Yorkers 2016 Silent Art Auction, A+E Studios, NYC (2016)
•  Run Wild, Wall Works Gallery, NYC (2015)
•  Young New Yorkers 2015 Silent Art Auction, Joseph Gross Gallery, NYC (2015)
•  A Group Show, Arlene’s Grocery, New York NY (2014)
•  Murder Lounge’s Downtown Denim, City Life Gallery, Jersey City (2014)
•  Open Mike Eagle - Rap, Art & Comedy, Palisades, Brooklyn (2014)
•  Xmas on Starr: Holiday Pop Up Mart & Gallery, Brooklyn (2013)
•  The Unveiling, The TownHouse Art Gallery, Brooklyn (2013)
•  Occupy!, International Center of Photography Governor’s Galleries, NYC (2012)
•  Take Back the News Art Benefit, Brooklyn, 2007
•  Take Back the News Art Benefit, Port Jefferson NY,  2006
•  Valentine’s Day Show, Brooklyn (2006)

•  Evelyn Danzig Haas Visiting Artists Program (Wheaton College) 2013​​​​​​​