Betty and Rita
The Photography of Michael Malyszko

Jan 17 - Feb 28

Michael Malyszko

Michael was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, earned the Photography Merit Badge, Boy Scouts of America, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, got his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, spent a year traveling cross country by motorcycle, observing light and photographing daily, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, started Malyszko Photography in Boston working for diverse clients in the publishing, design and advertising fields.

Michael's photographs have been published in more than 50 countries and have been recognized in a variety of juried photographic publications, including the Communication Arts Photo Annual, PhotoGraphis, ASMP's 10,000 Eyes, and the 2002 American Photography Annual. His work is in many private collections and in the permanent collection of the International Center for Photography in New York.


In 1996-1997 he spent a year living and working in Paris, resulting in: Betty and Rita Go to Paris , a photo book of his two Labrador retrievers on the loose in Paris, published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco. Its success prompted him to travel to Rome to shoot the sequel, "Betty and Rita La Dolce Vita ," which was published in September, 2001. Both books are now translated and sold around the world. He speaks French well, Italian a little, and has traveled and photographed in six continents. When not shooting or traveling, his interests include golfing, surfing, reading, eating, drinking (actually most of the gerunds). Old enough to remember the Beatles, young enough to like Sasha and Digweed, it's evident that Michael takes his work much more seriously than he takes himself.