Briana Gallo is a Fine Art Photographer as well as a Photo Philanthropist. She currently lives and works in La Jolla, CA. She believes in the power of Photo Philanthropy to inspire hope and understanding, and to connect people around the world, as well as in our local communities. She visually articulates the mission of non-profit organizations in a compelling manner through her photography.
In 2011, her travels took her to Honduras to work with Shoulder to Shoulder and the town of Guachipilincito. In 2012, she traveled to Cuba, where she captured the stories of the Cuban people and their vibrancy of life. 2013 she worked on a piece for Make It Right, a non-profit in the Lower Nine area of New Orleans focusing on housing for Katrina Victims. She has worked on a number of projects in heart of the Omo Valley, Ethiopia as well as Vietnam. Briana is currently teaching and leading photography and cultural immersion treks in Nepal.
She also has pieces published in the PhotoPlace Gallery Books–Self Portrait, City Streets & Country Roads, Portraiture: Expression & Gesture, The Golden hours Dawn and Dusk, The Art of Travel Photography and Trees. Briana was featured in Omo Magazine in 2014. She also has blogs with Huffington Post and Anew Traveller.
She has just finished a short documentary film, The Bee Keeper.
Briana uses her photography to help people see through a variety of lenses, to open doors to what is surrounding them and helps them have the courage to let go of the familiar.