Gagliani (American,1917 – 2002) was a master of large format
photography. His darkroom work and proficiency of the Zone
System great skill and technique.
1945, Gagliani viewed a retrospective of the work of Paul
Strand at the San Francisco Museum of Art. From this point
on, Gagliani saw photography as a fine art and began his
journey of being mostly a self-taught photographer.
studied under and worked with some of the most influential
photographers of the 20th century including, Ansel Adams,
Ruth Bernhard, Minor White, Paul Caponigro, Cole Weston
and Paul Strand. In his later years he conducted photographic
workshops in Virginia City, Nevada.