Staten Island, NY-based photographer Anthony Tafuro’s series Gallow follows 21-year-old underground wrestler Jack Gallow through his triumphs and failures. The photos thrive on the drama of the wrestling scene in Staten Island, and the tension surrounding each match is palpable. The fickle crowd cheers for Gallow as he enters the ring, and cheers even more voraciously when he falls. The pure adrenaline of this world is captured in screamingly intense moments of ecstasy or anguish.
Feature Shoot Contributing Editor Matthew Leifheit is an independent writer, curator, and photographer based in New York City.