(The Waters of Our Time is a book that could only be done ...)
The Waters of Our Time is a book that could only be done in the latter part of this renowned photographer's career and with the unique contemplation of his watchful son. A retrospective of sorts, the book contains 142 of Roma's photographs spanning most of his career, beginning on the cover with a picture taken from his first roll of film shot in 1972, and a fictional text by Giancarlo T. Roma, written as a first-person narrative recollection in the voice of an older woman who has spent her life in Brooklyn.
Thomas Roma Germano works as a freelance photographer as well as a photography instructor with United Cerebral Palsy in Brooklyn. From 1971 to 1974 he taught photography at the Pratt Institute, also in Brooklyn. In 1975 he designed and manufactured a limited edition of 6 x 9 Siciliano hand cameras.
Thomas Germano is married to Anna Friedlander, daughter of photographer Lee Friedlander. They have one son, Giancarlo T. Roma.