Gary Cialdella was born in Chicago and raised in nearby Blue Island, Illinois. He earned his MFA in photography from the University of Notre Dame and holds an MA in history from Western Michigan University. Cialdella is a photographer working in the social landscape tradition, a professional architectural photographer, and an educator. He chaired the photography program at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts from 1977 to 1984 and has taught photography and photographic history at various universities including Western Michigan University and the University of Notre Dame. He most recently taught the course “Topics in Photography: A Sense of Place” at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

His work has been represented in the Museum of Contemporary Photography's Midwest Photographers Archive and is included in many corporate and private collections, such as the LaSalle Bank Photography Collection, the Pfizer Corporation Collection, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and the Brauer Museum of Art.

Contact Information for Gary Cialdella:

Phone: (269) 598-7582