poet, photographer, filmmaker
Gerard Malanga is a poet, photographer, and filmmaker. From 1963 to 1970 he was the right hand of Andy Warhol, with whom he created Interview magazine in 1969 and collaborated on the famous 3-minute silent Screen Tests. The New York Times referred to him as “Warhol's most important associate.”
Gerard’s photography has been sought after by publishers and collectors worldwide. The strength of his archive lies in the uniqueness of the image as well as the ephemeral shot. A large number of the candid portraits are internationally known images, such as Mick Jagger, Velvet Underground, Edie Sedgwick, and Iggy Pop. In 2000 Steidl Verlag, Göttingen published Screen Tests, Portraits, Nudes. 1964–1996. He is the author of fourteen books of poetry spanning a nearly 50-year period, including Cool & Other Poems (2019) and The New Mélancholia & Other Poems (January 2021). He is making available a poetry & film program designed for museums, art centers, and university undergraduate and graduate students.
Gerard Malanga lives in the shadow of the Catskills in upstate New York with his 3 cats. He is available for special bookings in the U.S. and worldwide.