Daniel “Dusty” Albanese is the New York City-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. 

Over the years, he developed articles and photo essays for Instagrafite, and for nearly a decade has contributed to various newspapers and blogs, including The New York Times, Life, The Huffington Post, Gothamist, The Atlantic, Artnet, and Artinfo.

Daniel has exhibited in many of shows in New York City, such as the International Center of Photography’s “Occupy!” exhibition on Governors Island, and the annual Young New Yorkers Silent Art Auction. Most recently, his work was acquired by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.

His work has also been prominently featured in the several books, such as Banksy. You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat​ (4th edition); Art Is Trash​ by Francisco de Parajo; Post No Bills Poems by Robert Janz; Let Her Be Free by Icy & Sot; Women of Resistance: Poems For A New Feminism; A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir by Edie Windsor.
BOOKS (PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRIBUTIONS)
A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir, Edie Windsor, with Joshua Lyon, 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

LECTURES & TALKS
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)
Memory Is Witness First: Street Photography, Wheaton College (2013)

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Evelyn Danzig Haas Visiting Artists Program (Wheaton College) 2013
13 FROM 2013 (Brooklyn Street Art), 2013

EXHIBITIONS:
#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)