Christina Gandolfo creates colorful, narrative-driven imagery of people and animals. Her earliest photos were of family cats and dogs in costumes and clothes long before internet-famous pets were a thing (see below).
Before becoming a professional photographer she was a newspaper beat reporter, magazine writer and editor, and sports journalist who covered endurance sports on 5 continents. She loves making big plans, noticing the small things, going with the flow, and finding scrappy solutions to problems big and small. Engaging with creative minds, riding bikes, hiking among big trees, and supporting women working to make an impact are among her favorite things to do.
Her work has been highlighted in PDN, A PhotoEditor, American Photography, Luerzer’s Archive and The Huffington Post as well as numerous magazines and print publications.
Avrett Free Ginsberg, Bicycling, The Bark, CalTech, DIY Network, ELLE, EMMY Magazine, Fast Company, Friskies, Harvard Business Review, The Hollywood Reporter, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Magazine, Mars Petcare , Men's Journal, Modern Dog, The New York Times, Ozy.com, People, Stanford University, Square Inc., UCLA Magazine, University of Southern California, Women's Health
Awards & Exhibitions
American Photography 35, Chosen Archive, 2019
Off the Clock / American Photographic Artists, Los Angeles, 2018
Off the Clock / American Photographic Artists, Los Angeles, 2016
American Photography 31, Selected Archive, 2015
The Stand-Ins, The Icon, Los Angeles - 2015
Photo LA / ASMP - California Soul - Los Angeles, 2014
Off the Clock, American Photographic Artists, Los Angeles, 2013