About Celebrity Photographer Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions:
Photograph of Lisa Pacino by Adrian Buckmaster.
About Lisa Pacino:
Lisa Pacino is Italian born in Brooklyn, New York. She resides in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Costa Rica.
Lisa Pacino is a photographer since 1977. She is a graduate of New York City’s prestigious Germain School of Photography. After receiving the school’s highest honors she continued her education at St. John’s University and the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is a celebrity press and publicity photographer, writer, and journalist. In 2017, she became a contributing graphic artist for luxury brand fashion companies.
She is a retired graphic arts executive (retired- 2002), former publicist, former women’s gown & formal wear clothes designer, and former New York City club DJ 1981-1986.
Lisa Pacino is an antique, art, and Lalique collector, unofficial chef, traveler, and a passionate supporter of Opera, Broadway, and all performing and visual arts.
Lisa Pacino is an opera enthusiast and the director of the Official- Exclusive- Worldwide- Leontyne Price Fan Club.
Lisa Pacino is a dedicated advocate of the performing and visual arts: Broadway & theatre; all music genres opera-jazz-cabaret-disco & more; ballet & dance; literature & poetry; films-documentaries-public broadcasting; visual arts-museums-galleries; and attends galas, fundraisers, exhibits, awards, red carpets, and more.
Political, Social, and Humanitarian Beliefs:
Lisa Pacino is a Democratic Socialist, Far-Left Progressive, Free-Thinker, Social & Civil Rights Activist, Humanitarian, and staunch Bernie Sanders supporter.
Lisa Pacino is a vegetarian and pescatarian. And a supporter of animal rights and saving the environment.
Under The Duvet Productions covers the latest news and entertainment. Our goal is to give our readers insightful and factual articles with updated photographs by multi-award winning celebrity photographer, journalist, and artist Lisa Pacino. We support, promote, document, and preserve history in The Performing & Visual Arts.
Lisa Pacino and her company Under The Duvet Productions serves and covers the Black Community and its non-Black allies who partner with the Black Community through The Arts as well as social and political awareness. Lisa Pacino is a Democratic Socialist, Far-Left Progressive, Civil & Human Rights Activist, and Humanitarian.
We cover all Music genres and venues, Theatre (Broadway & Off-Broadway), Opera, Jazz, Ballet, Dance, Backstage, Film Premiers, Red Carpet & After Parties, CD/Book: Release/Signings, Literature Events & Lectures, Fashion, Gallery Exhibits, Galas, Awards, Black Tie Events, Fundraisers, Various Events, Civil Rights, and News. In addition to celebrities, we cover non-celebrity events and personal photo shoots.
Lisa Pacino born in Brooklyn, New York is a multi-award winning celebrity photojournalist best known for photographing some of the most influential personalities in the world; celebrities, socialites, sports figures, and politicians. Equally stunning is her unrivaled ability to capture extraordinary moments in history with her camera. Lisa’s endless repertoire of photographs include President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Oprah Winfrey, Cher, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, Dr. Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee, Cicely Tyson, Grace Bumbry, Jessye Norman, Plácido Domingo, Audra McDonald, Denzel Washington, Lenny Kravitz, Mike Tyson, Hank Aaron, Misty Copeland, Aretha Franklin, Lupita Nyong’o, Gladys Knight, Caroline- Princess of Hanover who is the eldest child the Prince of Monaco and Grace Kelly, and thousands more.
MUSIC: Lisa’s Music work includes almost every genre specializing in Opera, Jazz, Standards, Broadway, R&B, Hip Hop, Latin, Disco, Dance, House, and more; photographing all stage venues from Cabarets to Concerts to Clubs. She also specializes in CD release parties/events with signings, performances, and promotion. She has photographed literally thousands of the most influential, important, famous, and legendary singers, musicians, songwriters, composers, mixers, DJs, and producers of our time. Her music bio is extremely extensive.
THEATRE: Lisa’s Theatre work includes countless Broadway and Off-Broadway productions including the House Photographer for The 66th Annual 2012 Tony Award winning and Grammy nominated Broadway production The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald; and the 2012 production of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Blair Underwood. In 2013, she was the House Photographer for the Tony nominated play The Trip to Bountiful starring Tony Award winner Cicely Tyson, Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., Grammy Award winner Vanessa Williams, and Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad; serving as Cicely Tyson’s private photographer. In 2016, she is currently the House Photographer for the Broadway production of Eclipsed starring Lupita Nyong’o. In addition she has photographed every major New York Theatre Awards including the Audelco Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Drama Desk Awards, and the Tony Awards.
LITERARY: Lisa has photographed some of the most influential and talented people in literature. Her work includes photographing book release events with signings, panel discussions, and author (s) speeches. She covers literary & lecture events of all kinds; book awards, literary galas, discussions, book tours, and more. She has photographed for the late great legend Dr. Maya Angelou, and has continued photographing for her son, Guy Johnson, grandson Colin Johnson, and family. She routinely photographs legend Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, publishing countless photo-articles. Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison is a Pulitzer Prize winner, has won every major literary award worldwide, and is the December 7, 1993 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature (only 110 writers have received this honor, only 13 are women, only 2 are from the United States of America, and only 1 is African-American: Noble Laureate Dr. Toni Morrison). She has photographed countless other authors, writers, poets, playwrights, and journalists. They include, listed in no particular order, legend Ruby Dee, Rita Dove, Ntozake Shange, Gore Vidal, Mike Nichols, Barbara Walters, Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr., Ta-Nehisi Coates, Neil Simon, Tony Kushner, George C. Wolfe, Terrence McNally, Gloria Steinem, Bryan Stevenson, Edward Albee, Suzan-Lori Parker, Sonia Sanchez, Claudia Rankine, Mary Higgins Clark, Nikki Giovanni, Junot Diaz, Gay Talese, Marlon James, Lin-Manuel Miranda, David Mamet, Susan L. Taylor, Melissa Harris-Perry, Anderson Cooper, Katori Hall, David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, Farah Griffin, Veronica Chambers, Jacqueline Woodson, Will Eno, Melvin Van Peebles, Sir Salman Rushdie, Saeed Jones, Anna Deavere Smith, Douglas Turner Ward, Elizabeth Alexander, Leslie Lee, Crystal Valentine, Nell Irvin Painter, Tyler Perry, Amy Goodman, Dr. Cornel West, Soledad O’Brien, members of James Baldwin’s family, and too many more to mention. Annual events include, National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) awards, Table 4 Writers Foundation awards, Harlem Book Fair, The New Yorker Festival, and much more.
POLITICS & CIVIL RIGHTS: Lisa has photographed some of the most influential and important politicians and civil rights activists. On March 22, 2014, she was honored by Reverend Al Sharpton and his National Action Network with the Women of Excellence Award. She has photographed President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi (former Majority, now Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and served as the 52nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. She is the only woman to have served as the House Speaker and to date is the highest-ranking female politician in American history, and is of Italian decent), President Jimmy Carter, President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, NY former Governor the late great Mario Cuomo, the late Yolanda King, Martin Luther King III, Dr. Bernice King, Dr. King’s Sister Christine King Farris, Attallah Shabazz the eldest daughter of Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy, Edward M. Kennedy, Jr., and other Kennedy family members, Lynda Bird Johnson-Robb, Congressman John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Julian Bond, former NY Mayor Ed Koch, former NY Mayor David Dinkins, former NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,Reverend Al Sharpton, Reena Denise Evers the daughter of Medgar Evers and Myrlie Evers–Williams, Lisa McNair the sister of Denise McNair who was murdered in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing September 15, 1963, Carlotta Walls LaNier and Minnijean Brown two of the Little Rock Nine, David Goodman (brother of Andrew Goodman), Reverend Julia Chaney-Moss (sister of James Chaney), and Steve Schwerner (brother of Michael “Mickey” Schwerner) the three were murdered in Mississippi June 21, 1964, Dr. King’s lifetime Attorney Clarence B. Jones who secretly took the 1963 Birmingham Jail letters out, Bob Moses of SNCC, Hank Thomas an original Freedom Rider, Dave Dennis an original Freedom Rider, Black Panther Party member Jamal Joseph, Rachel Robinson the wife of Jackie Robinson, Gay Civil Rights activist Edie Windsor, Joan Baez, Gina Belafonte, Harry Belafonte, and countless more. She photographs galas, awards, events, meetings, discussions, lectures, and more.
SPORTS: Although Lisa has not photographed Major League sporting events she has photographed countless sports personalities and legends; some include Hank Aaron, Derek Jeter, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Giacobbe “Jake” LaMotta, Magic Johnson, Tyson Chandler, Curtis Granderson, CC Sabathia, Mark Sanchez, Ahmad Rashād, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Julius Erving II (Dr. J), Michael Strahan, and more.
Photographer Lisa Pacino photographs for press and publicity. She does not photograph celebrities to capitalize or exploit. Lisa Pacino will not publish, post, and/or license any photographs that may compromise a celebrity or public figure. If you are looking for gossip style photographs please seek elsewhere. Thank you.
PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to share any of our photographs for Social Media and/or personal use they are not to be altered in any way. It must be “as is”, with photo name credit, not cropped, no filters, or adjusted. They are not to be used in collages or any other formats. If needed for commercial and/or promotional use please email us to license. Thank you. Email: UnderTheDuvetProductions@gmail.com
Lisa Pacino is a photographer, writer, publicist, graphic artist, formal women’s gown designer. Please view her Lisa Pacino and Under The Duvet Productions are based in NYC. To book photography services & receive information please E-mail: UnderTheDuvetProductions@gmail.com