Allan T. Gilmore bought his first 35-mm camera aboard ship in the United States Navy, and has worked as a free-lance photographer in Washington, D.C; Houston, Texas; New York City; and East Africa.
Portrait of the Auteur
Allan’s work has been published by The Houston Chronicle (award-winner); Newsday, in its feature on the “Soup Man”; and the periodicals of Actors Equity (for which he worked six years as the Black History Month photographer), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the American Guild of Musical Artists, and the Screen Actors Guild. His photographs illustrate the exercise manual entitled Is Your Aerobics Class Killing You? (Thomas and Rippe, a cappella books, 1992).
He has contributed photographs to the permanent collections of the International Center of Photography, Grand Central Neighborhood, the New York City Fire Department—Engine 65, and the Cornell Capa collection.
He has taken portrait photographs of President Bill Clinton; photographer Gordon Parks; playwright Edward Albee; Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director, Wynton Marsalis; performers Frank Langella and Andre DeShields; and Congressman Craig Washington (as official campaign photographer). One of Allan’s portraits appears on the cover of Steve Capra’s book Theater Voices (The Scarecrow Press, 2004).
In New York, in 2002, Allan had a solo photographic exhibit at the Chashama Gallery, and three exhibitions sponsored by the Durst Organization featuring Allan’s work in solo and group exhibitions at 1133 Sixth Avenue, and in a group exhibition at 1155 Sixth Avenue. In 2003, Allan’s photographs were displayed in a solo exhibition at Tattoo Seen. The Nagle Street YMHA-YWHA featured Allan’s photographs in two solo exhibitions and in one solo show between 2003 and 2005.
During 2004, Allan displayed his work in solo exhibitions hosted by the Northern Indiana Arts Association and at Wings Theater, New York. Also in 2004, Allan exhibited his work at the Charles Sumner School Museum in Washington, D.C. The Photocraft Group, Washington, D.C., sponsored a 2005 exhibition of Allan’s work. In 2006, Allan’s work appeared in the annual Northern Manhattan Arts Association exhibition. From 2004 through the present time, Allan’s photographs have been on display at 107 West, in New York City.