Sally Gall was born in 1956 in Washington, D.C. and after attending Reed College and receiving a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1978 she settled in Houston, Texas. New York City became her permanent home in 1987.
Until recently, Sally has always worked in black and white photography with nature as her subject. She completed an extensive series of Diana camera images of European formal gardens in the mid-1980s and then switched to the Hasselblad – maintaining the square format but altering the focus and technical quality of her work significantly. In addition to her personal work, Sally Gall has taught extensively in workshops in the US and abroad, and also carries out editorial assignments for numerous publications.
Sally Gall is known as a sensual interpreter of nature who combines impressive printing skills with a rigorous but romantic vision. Her work both describes and interprets the visible world more as we might experience it than as it is. For more than twenty five years she has maintained her interest in landscape – but has emphasized different aspects through various series. Most recently Sally has started working also in color.