Armando Gallo Photography
Armando Gallo was born in Oriago, Italy, an ancient village a few miles from Venice. He has been a photojournalist since 1967, when he was lucky enough to make his way to the listening party of The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band”. His article was published as an Italian exclusive in the weekly magazine, “BIG”. Inspired by this experience he soon left his career as an architectural designer to become the London correspondent for the Italian rock weekly “CIAO 2001”, the rock bible for the young Italian generation of the late ’60s and ’70s. covering the extraordinary swinging London and the ever changing British pop scene.
Gallo has worked as a photo-journalist in Hollywood for over 40 years and was awarded two Telegatto awards in 1998 and in 2000 for his work as a correspondent. In 2009 he was the first recipient of The Traveling Heart award in Los Angeles during the HITWEEK music festival for his contribution to Italian music abroad.
He is a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association since 1978 and as such he is a voting judge for the Golden Globes. His photographs of the most famous movie stars and rock musicians have graced many magazine and album covers.