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Malanga, Gerard (1943)

The only child of Italian immigrants, Gerard Joseph Malanga was born in the Bronx. Admitted to Wagner College in Staten Island, he developed his creative abilities as a poet and artist and in June 1963, thanks to his professors and mentors William Maas and Marie Menken, he went to work for Andy Warhol as "a summer job that lasted seven years," as he likes to put it. None of them were photographers but working along, with the motion picture medium, creating in what amounted to post-photographs, they became professional photographers. From 1963 to 1970,  he's considered "Warhol's most important associate", who involved him in painting, shooting, choreographing and acting. 

In December 1970, Malanga left Warhol's studio to pursue his work in photography. He created three of the most prominent portraits of post-modern photography showing Charles Olson, a nude Iggy Pop in a penthouse apartment and William Burroughs. He has also photographed hundreds of poets and artists over the years but he might be mostly remembered for his personal Factory archives.

Tags / Gerard Malanga - 1960s - American Photographer - Factory - Art - Pop - Cinema - New York
Gerard Malanga, Robert Mapplethorpe, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Robert Mapplethorpe, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Edie Sedgwick, 1966
Gerard Malanga, Edie Sedgwick, 1966
Gerard Malanga, Anita Pallenberg, Frankfurt, 1970
Gerard Malanga, Anita Pallenberg, Frankfurt, 1970
Gerard Malanga, Candy Darling, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Candy Darling, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Candy Darling, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Candy Darling, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Candy Darling, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Candy Darling, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Patti Smith in subway, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Patti Smith in subway, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Rene Ricard and Nico, 1960s
Gerard Malanga, Rene Ricard and Nico, 1960s
Gerard Malanga, Sam Shepard and Patti Smith Chelsea Hotel, New York, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Sam Shepard and Patti Smith Chelsea Hotel, New York, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Iggy Pop, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Iggy Pop, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Sam Shepard and Patti Smith, London, 1972
Gerard Malanga, Sam Shepard and Patti Smith, London, 1972
Gerard Malanga, The Velvet Underground, Los Angeles, 1966
Gerard Malanga, The Velvet Underground, Los Angeles, 1966
Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol, The Velvet Underground and Nico, Hollywood, 1966
Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol, The Velvet Underground and Nico, Hollywood, 1966
Gerard Malanga, The Velvet Underground, Nico and Andy Warhol, Hollywood, 1966
Gerard Malanga, The Velvet Underground, Nico and Andy Warhol, Hollywood, 1966
Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol and his media toys, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol and his media toys, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Dennis Hopper, 1976
Gerard Malanga, Dennis Hopper, 1976
Gerard Malanga, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol, 1964
Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol, 1964
Gerard Malanga, Mick's lips, 1970
Gerard Malanga, Mick's lips, 1970
Gerard Malanga, At home with Alexandra Kirkland, 1969
Gerard Malanga, At home with Alexandra Kirkland, 1969
Gerard Malanga and Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga, Screen Test, 1967
Gerard Malanga and Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga, Screen Test, 1967
Gerard Malanga, Lou Reed the morning after, the Music Inn, Lenox, 1973
Gerard Malanga, Lou Reed the morning after, the Music Inn, Lenox, 1973
Gerard Malanga, Keith Richards hiding out at his North Salem hideaway, Westchester County, 1977
Gerard Malanga, Keith Richards hiding out at his North Salem hideaway, Westchester County, 1977
Gerard Malanga, Allan Ginsberg performing a mudra on his fire escape, NYC, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Allan Ginsberg performing a mudra on his fire escape, NYC, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Robert Mapplethorpe striking bad boy attitude, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Robert Mapplethorpe striking bad boy attitude, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, 1971
Gerard Malanga, William Burroughs takes aim at NY's twin towers, from Brooklyn Bridge, 1978
Gerard Malanga, William Burroughs takes aim at NY's twin towers, from Brooklyn Bridge, 1978
Gerard Malanga, Charles Bukowski, Los Angeles, 1972
Gerard Malanga, Charles Bukowski, Los Angeles, 1972
Gerard Malanga, Taylor Mead, Long Island, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Taylor Mead, Long Island, 1971
Gerard Malanga, Tennessee Williams, NYC, 1975
Gerard Malanga, Tennessee Williams, NYC, 1975
Gerard Malanga, William Burroughs at the executive headquarters of the Burroughs Corp., NYC, 1975
Gerard Malanga, William Burroughs at the executive headquarters of the Burroughs Corp., NYC, 1975
Gerard Malanga, Zero Mostel in his NYC studio, 1975
Gerard Malanga, Zero Mostel in his NYC studio, 1975
Gerard Malanga, Asako Kitaori, 1998
Gerard Malanga, Asako Kitaori, 1998
Gerard Malanga, Roman Polanski, 1972
Gerard Malanga, Roman Polanski, 1972
Gerard Malanga, Screen Test: Positive & Negative, 1966
Gerard Malanga, Screen Test: Positive & Negative, 1966
Gerard Malanga, Bob Dylan, Film portrait, Bob Dylan visits the Factory, 1965
Gerard Malanga, Bob Dylan, Film portrait, Bob Dylan visits the Factory, 1965
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