Ed Gallucci

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Ed Gallucci (born 1947) is an American photographer[1] currently living in Virginia.

Biography[edit]

Ed Gallucci was born in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York in 1947, the son of Italian immigrants who had migrated from the Calabria region of southern Italy to New York City. During his early years, the family moved to Union County, New Jersey. Known well to his classmates at Governor Livingston High School as "the artist," after graduation he moved to Kansas City, Missouri and studied graphic design and photography at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he earned a BFA degree.

Early Work[edit]

In December 1972, after seeing the performer play at Kenny's Castaways club on New York's Upper East Side,[2] Ed Gallucci took the photographs that accompanied the first interview/profile of Bruce Springsteen, in Crawdaddy magazine, written by editor-in-chief Peter Knobler. These iconic photographs, taken during band rehearsals in an unheated garage and at Springsteen's apartment in Bradley Beach, New Jersey when Springsteen was 23 years old and the E Street Band had not yet been named, have only recently been unearthed and rediscovered.[3] Gallucci was a regular contributor to Crawdaddy, photographing Muhammad Ali, Woody Allen, Jerry Garcia, Paul Simon, Al Green, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Stevie Wonder, Robert Altman, John Cassavetes and many others for the magazine.[4] His work also appeared in Rolling Stone, Penthouse, and Playboy.

Gallucci Studio, Inc.[edit]

After exhibiting his work at Grey Advertising in the late 1970s, Gallucci was encouraged to make the switch from editorial to commercial studio photography. Gallucci Studio Inc. was established in Manhattan and occupied four different addresses between 1978 and 1998. Under these auspices Gallucci shot hundreds of magazine spreads and covers for: Newsweek, Business Week, Fortune, U.S. News & World Report, Discover, Longevity, New York Magazine, PC Magazine, Psychology Today, Science, Video Review, Weight Watchers, and Family Health magazines. Thousands of Gallucci’s photographs have appeared on print ads, billboards, book covers, annual reports, catalogs, and brochures. His work appeared internationally in Photo-Graphis for seven consecutive years. From 1979 to 1993, while on assignment with the magazine’s cover department, Gallucci's work was published on over 40 Newsweek covers[5]

Exhibits[edit]

Photos from Gallucci's Frames Between Fares collection will be on exhibit in the O. Winston Link Museum[6] in Roanoke, VA. The show opening will be July 25, 2014 at 6pm. Similar to O. Winston Link, Gallucci grew up in Brooklyn, NY and found himself in Southwest Virginia.

Photos from Gallucci's Bruce Springsteen collection are currently on exhibit in the Grammy Museum[7] of Los Angeles traveling show, documenting the early days of Bruce Springsteen’s career.[8] The show opened at the Woody Guthrie Center[9] in Tulsa, Oklahoma in April 2014 and will be displayed in museums throughout the country for two years. Other photographers in the show include, Danny Clinch, Eric Meola, Barry Scheier, Frank Stefanko, Pamela Springsteen.

Six of Gallucci's photographs have been accepted into the permanent collection of the prestigious Brooklyn Museum of Art.[10]

Gallucci was one of five photographers whose works were featured at a special exhibition, "Thinking Photography: Five Decades at the Kansas City Art Institute" at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,[11] where his work is also exhibited in the museum's permanent collection.

Monmouth University in Monmouth, NJ hosts a permanent collection featuring 36 of Gallucci's photographs. In 2012, Gallucci and Crawdaddy magazine editor Peter Knobler lectured in conjunction with a special show, "Ed Gallucci - The Crawdaddy Years and Beyond" at Monmouth University's Pollak Gallery.[12] [13]

Awards[edit]

Gallucci has won over 100 advertising industry awards for his photography, including five Andys [14] and two Clios.[15]

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