Brian Killigrew - Inner Light
Brian Killigrew - Photographs

May 2012

I am pleased to announce a major exhibit of a project that has been in the making for seven years.

My photographs of The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will premier at The Open Shutter Gallery in Durango Colorado, on July 27th. The show will run through September 19th, and will feature approximately 50 black and white images.

The work will show a behind-the scenes view of a working, steam railroad. Being so closely involved with the railroad has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I hope the feeling and passion that I have for the railroad will come through in this exhibit.

The Open Shutter Gallery is located at: 735 Main Avenue, Durango, Colorado. The gallery can be reached at:, and at 970 382 8355.

The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad can be reached at:, and at 970 247 2733.

December 2011

I will be announcing a big photographic project I am working on in early 2012. I hope the New Year brings all my viewers much happiness.

February, 2004

I am pleased to announce that I am having a one-person show starting in February, at the historic Cedar Tavern, in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Thanks to everyone who made my one-person in February at the historic Cedar Tavern such a success. The exhibit included approximately 20 images made from my various photographic travels from Iceland to California, spanning over fifteen years.

The Cedar Tavern
82 University Place
New York, NY 10003

Opening Reception : Sunday February 22, 2004. 1-4 PM. Exhibit was through April 2, 2004.

Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat., 6 PM-Midnight, or by appointment.

Info: Doug Parry 718 486 7197

Oliver Gagliani

November, 2002

It is with deepest regret that I write these words. On the morning of November 20, my dear friend and mentor, Oliver Gagliani, passed away. He was 85-years-old.

Oliver had been sick for some time. I am having an interview with Oliver published in the January issue of Photovision magazine, and I regret that Oliver did not live long enough to see it, but an interesting thing happened. Knowing that Oliver was very ill, the editor, Steve Anchell, sent me a copy of the cover to show Oliver. Oliver saw his cover on Photovision magazine yesterday, a few hours before he died.

Oliver was a pioneer in the photography world. He would develop his black and white negatives for as short a time as one minute, to as long as 36 hours. He had a unique vision, and had a rare gift for showing the essence of the things he photographed. He also photographed in color in the early 1950s, something that, at the time, was rare on the West Coast

Oliver's images are among the greatest ever done in photography. Not as well-known as other artist's in his field, Oliver's first priority was making new work, not on having exhibits.

When I asked Oliver why art is important, he said, "Because it's the only thing that teaches you how to feel. Without that, you haven't got anything."

Oliver's feeling was in his work.