Fran Gallogly is a passionate photographer with a focus on landscape, flower, wildlife, portrait (especially children) and nature photography. She first was captivated by the expressive and artistic qualities of photography in the 1970s when she took classes at a workshop in Connecticut learning to develop and print black and white images from film.
When digital photography became available, she transitioned enthusiastically to that medium and studied under such luminaries in the field as Bryan Peterson, Chris Hurtt, Kathleen Clemons, Scott Stulberg, Charlie Borland, Darwin Wiggett, Samantha Chrysanthou, Ian Plant, Danilo Piccioni, Robert La Follette, Cheryl Machat Dorskind, Ron Goldman, Joe McNally, Rick Friedman and Kevin Adams.
Now retired from full-time employment, she is free to further explore and develop her love of this medium. Fran enjoys traveling with her camera and in 2011 spent a month in Namibia, Southwest Africa, photographing desert landscapes, soaring dunes and wildlife. She published her photographs on Blurb in a coffee table book entitled "Namibia." In 2012 she spent time in India and produced a second book (Blurb) called "Faces of India." In 2013 she photographed in Wales, in 2014 in Tuscany and Cinque Terre, in 2015 in the Scottish Highlands and in Zion and Death Valley National Parks.
Her photos have been exhibited in the Salmagundi Club (NY), Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT), Carriage Barn Arts Center/New Canaan Society for the Arts (CT), The Greater New Haven Arts Council (CT), Jonathan Dickinson State Park's Kimball Gallery (FL), Savannas Preserve (FL), Pequot Library (CT) and the Westport Senior Center (CT). She is a member of the Salmagundi Club, one of the oldest art clubs in New York City. Her photo of a Snowy Egret was accepted for the Member Exhibit in 2016 where it won an Honorable Mention. Her photos at the Y's Men of Westport/Weston Camera Club's annual Photo Exhibition have won two Best in Shows and numerous First and Second Place awards. A 2016 exhibit is slated at the Kershner Gallery of the Fairfield Library (CT).
Fran also is actively involved in stock photography. Her work is represented by Tandem Stills + Video in Culver City, California. A photo she took on a Georgia beach became the cover of Select Magazine's September/October 2014 issue. The publication goes to travel planners in banking, alumni organizations and Chambers of Commerce. Fran's digital painting of a Star Magnolia flower was purchased by Trader Joe's for use as a greeting card.
Fran is married with three grown children and two grandchildren and gravitates between her home in Fairfield County, Connecticut, where she photographs New England landscapes, flowers and street scenes in New York City, and Ft. Pierce, Florida, where she loves to photograph sunrise, sunset, wildlife, sports and tropical flora.