Born in Italy, Gorgoni seeks to capture the small concerns of everyday life and the joys and sorrows of ordinary people. As a reporter, Gorgoni has been to many parts of the world where current events have unfolded before his eyes. He spent a night in a cell in Iran where he observed police brutality, witnessed the surprise visit by President Sadat of Egypt to the State of Israel, took the last photograph of the Argentinean warship Belgrano before the English sank it a few days later, and became acquainted with Fidel Castro in his attempt to document the real life of Cubans through photography. Gorgoni was hired to photograph the construction of the Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson. Smithson made all the plans, hired the crews and supervised its completion and Gianfranco was there every step of the way. Gorgoni's photograph, Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty, is one of the most famous of this amazing earthwork. Gorgoni lives in New York and travels frequently on assignment for the New York Times magazine, Time, Life, Newsweek, Fortune and other major magazines. His photographs of art and artists have appeared in Artforum, Art in America, and in many European Art publications.