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.
Born in 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri, Greg attended the University of Kansas with a major in Photojournalism and continued his studies by earning an MFA in Cinematography from the University of Southern California.
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) and The Lucie Awards as well as his charitable works by such organizations as The Elton John Aids Foundation, The Oscar de La Hoya Foundation and Paws LA to name but a few.
Today, Greg continues to work on specialized photographic projects around the world as well as compilations of his imagery. ‘Private Works’ marks Mr. Gorman’s eleventh monograph. He is one of the most sought after speakers in the photographic community and shares his expertise in hands-on photographic workshops worldwide. Greg’s latest career venture has been in the world of winemaking. In collaboration with Orin Swift Cellars of the Napa Valley, Greg began making wine under his own label, GKG Cellars, in 2006. This is his 14th year teaching for The Workshops. His web site is www.gormanphotography.com.