Anthony Buccino is a writer, editor, and photographer based in Nutley, New Jersey. He began his photography journey by shooting film for the stories he produced while working for local newspapers.
Anthony Buccino’s stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards. He published five essay collections, three military history books, eight photo collections, and seven full-length poetry collections.
The writer, editor, and photographer writes with clarity and humor in his verse and columns about growing up in the second half of the Twentieth Century. He has been called “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor’” or something to that effect,’ when that was a good thing to be called.
His photos have earned awards in area competitions. His photography earned him the nickname “New Jersey’s ‘Anvil Adams’.” He published eight photo collections. His first solo print photography exhibit was in 2023 at Nutley Public Library. Two solo exhibits are scheduled for 2024. Each of his photographs aims to tell a story, powerfully highlighting unique everyday subjects through different points of perspective. Buccino’s eye for capturing scenes with differing shapes and overlapping patterns establishes a sense of rhythm within his works that encourages viewers’ eyes to traverse throughout the image.
Born in Belleville, the Nutley, N.J., resident edited business news copy for 12 years at Dow Jones & Co. and The Wall Street Journal professional web pages. He worked for several years as an associate editor at TheStreet.com. In the 1990s, while working at local newspapers, he shot film to accompany his news stories. Some of his later images of Wall Street accompanied Dow Jones news stories in Europe.
He has written in online publications about life and growing up in northern New Jersey. For five years he wrote about commuting and transit in metro New York-New Jersey.
Photography is a fun challenge. It challenges me to stop and see the world, and to try to capture what I see so you can see it, too. Sometimes I set out to shoot something specific. Other times I am called to a scene that says ‘shoot ME’.