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Oliver Gagliani (1927 - 2002)

Untitled, Bodega Bay, California, 1968

gelatin silver print

Trained as a musician like a number of distinguished photographers of his era, Oliver Gagliani turned to photography in his 20s and studied under Ansel Adams and Minor White. During his career he taught workshops on the Zone System developed by Adams. While he worked in both black and white and color, he is perhaps best known for his haunting black and white images of ghost towns of the Southwest.