Marco Glaviano

Biography

Marco Glaviano

b. 1942 Palermo, Sicily.

He studied architecture at the University of Palermo and during the time he developed his interest in photography. He was involved in theater as a set designer and was simultaneously playing and recording in a jazz group that participated in several international jazz festivals during the sixties, where he first started taking photographs of fellow jazz musicians.

In 1967 Glaviano made the decision to pursue photography as a career and moved briefly to Rome, then to Milan, establishing a studio where he lived and worked for eight years.␣His photographs began appearing in major European fashion magazines, notably Italian Vogue,␣which eventually brought him to New York City where he established residence in 1975 and where he was soon under exclusive contract for American Vogue, and then from 1982 to 1994 with Harper’s Bazaar.

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Glaviano has continued to photograph fashion and beauty for the leading American and European magazines and through these mediums has achieved status in the fashion industry as one of the top photographers in the world, having photographed more than 500 covers and editorials for the most prestigious international publications.

In the eighties in collaboration with Elite founder John Casablancas and Elite president Monique Pillard he was influential in developing the supermodels phenomenon and was chosen by Elite agency and supermodels Paulina Porizkova, Cindy Crawford and Eva Herzigova to photograph all of their famous swimsuit calendars.

In 1995 Glaviano designed and founded PIER 59 STUDIOS in New York, which is still today recognized as the most important photo studio in the world. His early interest in the new digital photography evolution led him to publish the first ever digital fashion picture in American Vogue in 1982.

During his long career, he has been a consultant for Kodak, Fuji, Hasselblad, Phase One, Sinar and Scitex to advance the cause of digital photography. In 2001 he developed with partner Tommy Wirz, MILANOSTUDIO in Milan, which is a showcase for the new digital photo frontier.

Glaviano has published ten books to date composed of his own personal photographs of the␣ most famous models of the last decades and his other passions, jazz, portraits and landscapes. Marco has had nine solo exhibitions of his work, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Milan, Palermo, and Capri. The first solo show was in Palermo in 1948 at age six (drawings) and his artwork is part of many important private collections worldwide.

Never to be restricted by just one form of media, Marco has also photographed many␣ major advertising campaigns for clients as Loreal, Revlon, Calvin Klein, Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli and many others. His interests in film and video have led him to direct a number of TV commercials and short version music, fashion and beauty films for America and Europe. Marco has three daughters, Barbara, Alessia and Adrianna, and best dog mr. Bentley and is currently living and working between New York and Milan. He has just had his first major solo show at The Little Black Gallery in London.

Solo Exhibitions

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2012
Keszler Gallery, New York
Keszler Gallery, Southampton
Space SBH, St Barth
The Little Black Gallery, London

2011
Nest Gallery, Miami
Sorokko Gallery, Moscow
Milan Fashion Museum, Milan

2009
De Badereau Gallery, St Barth
Quisisana Gallery, Capri

2008
Quisisana Gallery, Capri

2007
Nhow Gallery, Milan

2006
City of Palermo Gallery, Palermo

2000
Palazzo dei Priori, Perugia

1999
Sorokko Gallery, New York

1995
Sorokko Gallery, New York

1994
Sorokko Gallery, New York

1993
Sorokko Gallery, New York

1988
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, New York

1984
Flaccovio Gallery, Palermo (Drawings)

40 Years of Photography

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Unique collectors book published for this special anniversary 28th December 2012 at Hotel Guanahani

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This January marks Glaviano’s 40 years of photography and of his love affair with St Barth which throughout his career has often played the second protagonist in his photos.

To mark the occasion, this winter will be a number of special exhibitions of photography from throughout his career and a unique commemorative collectors book is being produced to mark the occasion – with only 100 editions being printed. This collectors item is even more special as it is accompanied by a special limited edition print…

Reserve your copy in advance by contacting the gallery. Books can be signed by the artist at the book signing event hosted by the Collectivité on 8th January. and at Space SBH on 6th January at the exhibition opening.

There are not many who can capture a moment on camera as Marco Glaviano can and has been doing for nearly 40 years. He is undoubtedly one of the most famous names in the fashion industry, sought after by all the supermodels from Cindy Crawford to Eva Herzigova and having photographed more than 500 magazine covers for American Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Elle amongst others.

Be sure to contact the gallery for openings, book signings and other events… Who knows which of his supermodels will be there to celebrate with him

To reserve your copy of Marco Glaviano Photography 1973-2013 please contact the gallery info@spacesbh.com.

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