Gerard Malanga

 is a poet and photographer born in 1943.  He was the chief assistant for artist Andy Warhol in the mid 1960s, with whom he founded the magazine Interview in 1969. He was also featured in several of Warhol’s films, collaborated with Warhol on his “Screen Tests” project, and was a member of Warhol’s cross genre undertaking, “The Exploding Plastic Inevitable.” He has published the photography books Good Girls (1994) and Resistance to Memory (1998). With Victor Bockris, he co authored Up Tight: The Velvet Underground Story (2003). He lives in New York City.