2003, black and white negative on Chromogenic Print
Height: 39 inches
Width: 26 1/2 inches
Emanuela Gardner was born in Verona Italy and was raised in Rome. She studied philosophy at the University of Rome and continued to develop her skills as a painter and photographer, passions of hers since childhood. Mrs. Gardner arrived in New York in 1981 after having spent 2 years in London and 2 years in India. In NY she joined the Art Student League to continue to develop as a painter. During this period she received an assignment from Italian Vogue to photograph Jeff Koons. This was the beginning of her career as portrait photographer which over the past 20 years has included Raoul Julia, Carl Bernstein , Leo Castelli and Walter Cronkite to name a few. Aside from her portrait work, Mrs. Gardner has an extensive body of work as a landscape photographer. She has exhibited her landscapes in New York, Los Angeles and Rome.