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Greg Gorman

Known for his stark, honest portraits of the most famous and infamous faces from the worlds of entertainment, art, sport and music, Greg Gorman’s images have intrigued the viewer from the onset of his career. From celebrity portraits and advertising campaigns to magazine layouts and fine artwork, Greg has developed and showcased a discriminating and unique style within his profession.

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Greg’s work documents that peculiar obsession with the 21st-century celebrity. His photography is timeless and not confined to has-beens, hot properties and wannabes. Each shot gives a picture of human nature in its infinite range. Each picture is also a testament to the individual character. ‘For me, a photograph is most successful when it doesn’t answer all of the questions,” says Gorman, “but leaves something to the imagination.”

Over the years Greg has been acknowledged for his contribution to the world of photography, most recently being recognized by The Professional Photographers of America
(Lifetime Achievement Award in Portraiture) as well as The Lucie Awards for Portraiture. His charitable works by such organizations as The Elton John Aids Foundation, The Oscar de La Hoya Foundation, PETA and Paws LA to name but a few have also been critically recognized.

Besides traveling the world for specialized photographic projects, Greg continues to work on compilations of his imagery and exhibits his work at galleries and museums around the globe. ‘It’s Not About Me-A Retrospective’ marks Mr Gorman’s twelfth monograph. Gorman is also one of the most sought-after speakers in the photographic community and shares his expertise in hands-on photographic workshops worldwide.

Born in 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri, Greg attended the University of Kansas with a major in Photojournalism and completed his studies at the University of Southern California, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinematography. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with his two French Bulldogs, Gladys and Cyrill and spends his every free moment fishing.

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Book Publications
Volume One, CPC Publishing, 1989
Volume Two, Treville Press, 1992
Inside Life, Rizzoli, 1997
Perspectives, Electa Mondadori, 1999
Perspectives, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2000
As I See It, Powerhouse Books, 2000
Just Between Us, Arena Editions, 2002
Odes To Pindar, 21st Editions, 2007
In Their Youth, Editore Damiani, 2009
Framed, Editore Damiani, 2012
Outside the Studio 2015
Private Works 2016
It’s Not About Me 2020

Exhibitions
2018 Seahorse Gallery, Private Works, Santa Barbara, CA
2018 29 Arts in Progress Gallery, Beyond the Portrait, Milan
2018 Arte Fiera, Exhibition Center, Bologna
2018 MIA Photo Fair, The Mall, Milan
2018 Photo London, Somerset House, London
2019 Immagis Gallery, The Outsiders—Best of and Beyond, Munich
2019 Photo London, Somerset House, London
2019 Photo Basel, Volkshaus Basel
2021 Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles
2021 Immagis Galerie, Munich, Germany
2021 Galerie Paffreath, Dusseldorf, Germany

Placement in Permanent Collections
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
New Orleans Museum of Art
Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan