Born in New York and living in Buenos Aires since 2002, Richard Shpuntoff began his career in the visual arts as a documentary photographer. His photographic works include the book God, Gold and Glory: Syracuse (1990 – 92) and Parade, a 20 year documentation of the Queens Pride Parade. As a filmmaker he has made more than a dozen short film that have participated in over 30 festivals internationally including Oberhausen, Black Maria, Torino LGBT, Mix NYC and Sans Soucci. His first feature length film Julio de Jackson Heights(2016) was about the 1990 gay bashing murder of a Puerto Rican sex worker in 1990 in New York. Everything that is forgotten in an instant*, his second film, had its international premiere in July of 2020 in the International Competition of FID Marseille.
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