Christina Gandolfo is an award-winning photographer who grew up in Southern California but is often mistaken for an East Coast transplant. She creates narrative portraits and stories that are colorful and character-driven and may or may not feature animals. Her earliest photos were of family cats and dogs (often in clothes and costumes long before it was a thing). Before becoming a professional photographer she was a newspaper reporter, magazine editor and sports journalist who covered extreme endurance sports on 5 continents. She likes noticing the small things, making big plans, going with the flow, and finding scrappy solutions to problems big and small. Engaging with people who make a difference and collaborating are among her favorite things to do. Her work has been featured in PDN, A PhotoEditor and American Photography.

Select Clients

Airbnb, Avrett Free Ginsberg, Bicycling, The Bark,, Cosmopolitan, D Magazine, DIY Network, ELLE, EMMY Magazine, Fast Company, Friskies, Harvard University, The Hollywood Reporter, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Magazine, Mars Inc., Men's Journal, Modern Dog, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, The New York Times,, People, Pacific Standard Magazine, Stanford University, Story Worldwide, UCLA Magazine, University of Southern California, Weber Shandwick, Women's Health


Features /Awards & Exhibitions

PDN, July 2017 - Career Launch: Christina Gandolfo's Second Act. 

A Photo Editor - The Daily Edit, Saturday Night in Los Angeles

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