ARTIST PROFILE: Javier Gallego

As part of ‘Gayzed‘ here at The Strand Gallery, we want to shed even more of a light on as many of the exhibited artists as possible. Kicking off our special Gay Photographers Network Artist Profile series is Javier Gallego. Javier is a graduate in Film and Photographic Arts and studied Professional Photography at The London College of Printing.

Javier Gallego

Javier Gallego

His photography has been shown at The National Portrait Gallery and has appeared in publications including The Evening Standard and Time Out.

Javier Gallego

Javier Gallego

Javier’s recent series, Portraits, explores the aesthetics of the body, self and identity in portrait photography. These surreal depictions of the human form are all at once startling and intriguing. They draw the viewer in and challenge them to deconstruct the complex compositions.

Javier Gallego

Javier Gallego


All images © Javier Gallego.

Javier’s work can be seen as part of ‘Gayzed‘, brought to The Strand Gallery by the Gay Photographers Network, from the 15th – 20th October.

Further examples of Javier’s photography can be found here.


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