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9/20/07-- PHOTO BY ROBERT GALLAGHER for Sports Illustrated--
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback, photographed at the Cowboys training faciltiy, Irving TX


310 5925409 - Los Angeles, USA


Syndication Entertainment: Contour by Getty Images 

Syndication Reportage: Redux Pictures /  Zuma Press

Shoot Producer: Ron Ceballos at Congress Management 



Born in London, 1969, currently based in Santa Monica, California. As a child, fell off a six foot wall backwards....on my head. As a teenager, delivered newspapers in driving rain, snow and biting wind on dark winter mornings. Not fun. Served many pints in North East England pubs, one time got punched, kept serving. Also not much fun. 

Early in career shot Deepak Chopra, accidentally referred to him as Tupak. I don't think he even noticed. I can't pronounce my R's, which is a shame when you consider my name. Can talk backwards....possibly due to the fall. Life lessons so far: you always have to be able to laugh!

Photography became something more to me after studying the work of W. Eugene Smith and Richard Avedon's 'In The American West'. From then on, I knew I wanted to capture the essence of people in pictures. 

In December 2001, my first solo exhibition, Ground Hero - Portraits of September 11, was featured live on ABC News. My work has been exhibited in Paris, London and Los Angeles and I'm proud to say is archived in the permanent collection of The National Portrait Gallery in London.


client list

Adobe • AG Jeans • AARP • Al Jazeera America • Apple • Beachbody • Canon • Corriere Della Sera • Der Spiegel • Empire magazine • Forbes • Ferrari • Gatorade • Garnet Hill • Golf Digest • The Guardian Weekend • Hamilton Watches • The Independent magazine • Jack Morton Worldwide • Little Brown & Co. • Momentum Worldwide • NBC News • Nike • Pace Communications • Paramount Pictures • Paul Mitchell • Pepsi • People magazine • Q magazine • Reebok • Sony Music • Sony Pictures • Sports Illustrated • The Times magazine • TIME • Tracy Locke • TV Land • USC • Vivendi Universal • Vogue • Walmart • Wella • Wilson Sporting Goods



Winner - Communication Arts (2021)

Recipient - Adobe Creative Residency (2021)

Winner - Communication Arts (2017)

Winner - American Photography 33 (2017)

Winner - Communication Arts (2016)

Winner - American Photography 32 (2016)

Winner - Creative Quarterly "Top 25 Photographers of 2016" (2016)

Winner - Communication Arts (2015)

Winner - The APA Awards (2014)

Winner - The APA Awards (2011)

Honorable Mention - International Photography Awards (2015, 2013, 2009, 2007) 

Honorable Mention - PX3 Prix De La Photographie Awards (2010, 2007)

Nominee- Photography Masters Cup ( 2007)

Winner - Sports Photographer of the Year (1991)

Winner - Golf Photographer of the Year (1991)



Bold Journey - Meet Robert Gallagher

VoyageLA - Conversations with Robert Gallagher


Adobe - Creators Focus Livestream 

Virtual Projections

Creative Boom 

AI-AP's ProPhotoDaily


Zuyd University, Maastricht, Holland - Creative Chat Masterclass

The 8 Best Sports Photographers in Los Angeles


Vantage magazine 

American Photography's Pro Photo Daily

Wonderful Machine blog


The Northern Echo




We are happy to undertake special assignments for select clients, ranging from private commissions to special events. Please inquire at robert@gallagherphoto.com for more information.