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DAVID MORGAN (Photographer) began shooting professionally in 1975 providing headshots to fellow actors. Within a few short years, he became one of the industry's leading purveyors of this now sophisticated marketing niche. Celebrating his thirty-second year, he has shot over fourteen thousand performers in NYC.

Celebrities photographed by Mr. Morgan include: Marg Helgenberger, Rosie O’Donnell, Christopher Meloni, Michael Bergen, Malcolm Gladwell, Nathan Lane, Eartha Kitt, Harvey Fierstein, John Waters, Nancy Marchand, Jane Powell, Ed Fry, Orson Beane, Reid Shelton, Catherine Cox, Charles Busch, Morton Downey, Jr., Penn & Teller, Paul Rudnick, Miss Coco Peru, Bruce Vilanch, Kristine W, Lonnie Gordan, Lea DeLaria, Michelangelo Signorile, Hernando Cortez, Gary Chryst, Robyn Bird, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Robert La Fosse and Mel Harris. He has become regarded as court photographer of the circuit DJ Legends shooting Manny Lehmen, Tony Moran, Mark Anthony, David Knapp, Susan Morabito, Warren Gluck, Victor Calderone and the legendary Junior Vasquez, among others.

In November, 1990, he invited nine gym buddies to his New York studio. He was commissioned to create a promotional poster for a legendary winter NYC event. In the decade that followed, Morgan's iconic “White Party” poster would become widely regarded as one of the most popular images of global gay-culture. It's enduring quality and the impact it made on his career was never fully anticipated on that auspicious November evening fifteen years ago. In 1992, his ground-breaking, crisp, black and white package art for 2(x)ist Underwear helped launch the company to then—great, success, and now—global success. More than twenty other lines
followed. In 1998, the New York Public Library requested several collections of Morgan's photographs to be placed in the institution's permanent archives.

Commercial clients include: Seagram and Sons, AT&T, 2(x)ist, Everlast, Chemical Bank, Watchworld, Parfums DeCoeur, Perrier, Miller Light, Cedar Lake Dance Ensemble, Bloomingdale's, Nicole Miller, Fruit of the Loom, and Dial A Mattress. Calendars, greeting cards, and a dozen posters have contributed to Morgan's enormous popularity. Responsible for the first one hundred twenty weekly covers of New York’s Next magazine, Morgan went on to shoot covers for Genre, Metrosource, Miamigo and others. Hardcover credits include Signorile’s Life Outside for Simon & Schuster, Whores Of The Lost Atlantis for Charles Busch, and Doug Guinan’s witty best-seller, California Screaming.His first St. Martin's Press publication, Basic Training, by fitness author Jon Giswold, saw four printings and soft-cover editions here and abroad. In autumn, 2000, his second book, Beach examined men's fascination with the sun becoming the artist’s best-known book. Shot during ten sunlit days in 1994, the book was Morgan's first solo publication. His fine art photographs have appeared on calendars, greeting cards, posters, and his worldwide web site, www.dmny.com, as well as in numerous compilation books such as Adonis, Masterpieces of Erotic Art, The Male Nude, and the Hidden Love-Art and Homosexuality by Dominique Fernandez. In October, 2007, his work will be exhibited in Paris at the Galerie David Guiraud for the release of Pierre Bonhomme-Bohran's Homme pour Homme, which features several of his classic works.

David Morgan resides in New York City.

www.davidmorganphotography.com
www.dmny.com

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