Ally Legato is a conceptual photographer and digital artist based in San Francisco. She is currently producing a body of work which illustrates the impact of modern emotional weight called, T H E  W A K E.

She began using photography as a medium when she was fifteen, but studied light and composition at a much younger age. Legato grew up in the foothills of Northern Los Angeles, with access to several acres of undeveloped land and an impressionable desert color palate. Her memories of the hues at different times of the year are potent and archival. They are woven into her memory with residual visceral weight, and often dominate her memory and imagination. Her first interests in photography were derived from a desire to capture these memories.


Recent/Upcoming Exhibitions:

Academy of Art University Spring Show - Group Exhibition Harvey Milk Photography Center - Lecture Series
Oakland 16
th Street Station - Solo Exhibition


2017 Expected Graduation, Masters in Photography, Academy of Art University
2002 Bachelor of Arts in Film Theory, University of California, Santa Barbara
2012 Certificate of Accomplishment in Digital Photography, City College of San Francisco 2005 Film and Photography Coursework, School of Media Arts, Santa Barbara City College



Recent Published Works: 

2016 Imbibe Magazine:
eclamation Etchworks Product Shot - Negroni Decanter Trio

2016 California Home and Design:
California Home and Design Awards, Emerging Designer – Architectural Photography

2015 Haute Living
Salt SF - Portrait

Work Experience: 

Interior Photographer for Hannah Collins Designs
Product Photographer for Schatzi Wines
Contributing Product Photographer for Reclamation Etchworks
BTS Photographer for We Will Shoot You Productions
Contributing Commercial Photographer for The Social Beauty Company