Marco Glaviano


Marco Glaviano was born in Palermo, Sicily in 1942. In 1967 he started his career in Photography, after moving briefly to Rome, then to Milan, where he established a studio for eight years. His photographs began appearing in the best European fashion magazines.

In 1975 he decided to move his atelier and residence in New York City where he was soon under exclusive contract for American Vogue.

Marco has continued to photograph fashion and beauty for the leading American European magazines and though these mediums has achieved status in the fashion industry as one of the top Photographers in the world, having photographed more that 500 covers and editorials for the most prestigious publications.

In 1975, he visited St.Barth for the first time and fell in love with this Island’s beauty. Soon he made it his second residency and has remained “Addicted” to St Bart’s ever since. The island environment has become in his work a metaphor to the Woman’s beauty. Over half of his most famous photographs were shot with models in St Barth.

In the eighties in collaboration with Elite founder John Casablancas and Eliste president Monique Pillard, he was influential in developing the supermodels phenomenon and was chosen by Elste agency and by supermodels Paulina Porizkowa, Cindy Crawford and Eva Herzigova to photograph all of their famous swimsuit calendars.

In 1995, Marco designed and founded Pier 59 Studios in New York which is still today recognized as the most important photo studio in the world.

His has published to date ten books composed of his personal photographs of the most famous models of the last decades and his other passions, jazz, portraits and architecture.
Glaviano has had nine solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Milan, Palermo and Capri. His artwork is part of many important private collections worldwide.

His interests in film and video have him to direct a number of TV commercials and short version music, fashion and beauty films for America and Europe.