Ed Gallucci

Portrait by Frank Stefanko

Ed Gallucci is a photographer with 55 years of experience. His portraits of musicians and celebrities have been published in Crawdaddy, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Penthouse, and his editorial photographs have appeared in Business Week, Fortune, US News & World Report, Discover, New York Magazine, Psychology Today and Science magazines, as well as on more than 40 covers of Newsweek.

He is the photographic author of “Hard Corps” collaborating with author Michael Grumley, published by E.P. Dutton in 1977. Gallucci has won over 100 advertising industry awards, including five Andys and two Clios. Thousands of his photographs have appeared on print ads, billboards, book covers, annual reports, catalogs, and brochures.

His works, among them a portrait of Bruce Springsteen, are in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art permanent photography collection in Kansas City, Missouri. Ed is one of the first photographers to photograph a young Springsteen and the future E Street Band for editorial use. The Bruce Springsteen photographs were featured in a one-man show, “The Crawdaddy Years and Beyond”, at Monmouth University October 2012. Forty of Ed’s RnR photographs are currently in the permanent collection of the “Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for the American Music, at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. Ed has lectured on the art of photography at Monmouth University, Montclair State University, Pratt Institute, and Princeton University. A life-long dream, six of Ed’s B&W photographs were made part of the Brooklyn Museum’s permanent collection in October of 2013. Ed has since had a one-man show exhibiting photos from his collection Frames Between Fares at the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, VA July 2014. Photos from Ed Gallucci’s Bruce Springsteen collection were a part of the Los Angeles Grammy Museum‘s traveling show, “Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey” documenting the early days of Springsteen’s career. The traveling show began at the Woodie Guthrie Center a museum in Tulsa OK in 2014 and ended its display at the Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton, NJ May 2017. 

Ed was honored to have one of his photos of Eubie Blake selected for exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in WDC. Also, his photos of Chicago blues musician Paul Butterfield are featured in the film “Horn From the Heart”, The Paul Butterfield Story which premiered April 2017 at the Newport Beach Film Festival in Newport Beach, CA.

Ed Gallucci’s iconic Bruce Springsteen photographs are featured in the Netflix movie “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives”. In addition another of Ed’s Bruce Springsteen photographs is now a permanent part of the NYU Clive Davis Exhibit on display at NYU TISCH. 

His Bruce Springsteen photographs were featured in the film “Western Stars” in 2019. Ed also had eight photographs featured in Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey a 2023 traveling exhibit formerly held by the Grammy Museum in LA. 

Ed’s work is currently hanging in the Art Expressions Gallery in Custer, SD starting in 2024.

Gallucci was born and raised in Park Slope Brooklyn, graduated high school in 1964 Berkeley Heights, NJ, studied graphic design and has a BFA in photography from the Kansas City Art Institute 1967-2013. He founded Gallucci Studio, Inc. in New York City in 1978, Sun Dog Ltd in 1994, Gallucci Imaging, Inc. in NJ 1999.

He has three grown children and five grandchildren and lives with his wife Donna in Custer, SD.