Thomas Gearty is a writer and photographer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His photographs have been exhibited across the United States, in venues including the Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York and the G. Ray Hawkins Gallery in California. In his hometown of Boston, his work has been shown at venues including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Bernard Toale Gallery, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Dan Elias Fine Art, the St. Botolph Club, and the Massachusetts State House. Internationally, Gearty was one of approximately 80 young artists selected worldwide in 2001 for the Sotheby’s Artlink international emerging artist program, with simultaneous exhibitions in Austria, Israel and the United States, and his work has been included in exhibitions in Japan, Canada, and France.

As a writer on photography, Gearty has been a major contributor to two textbooks on the medium: Photography, with Henry Horenstein and Russell Hart, a comprehensive curriculum published by Prentice-Hall; and Black-and-White Photography: A Basic Manual, the third edition of the best-selling classic with Henry Horenstein, published by Little-Brown. He was founding editor and writer for TeachingPhoto.com (now a site for published and edited by A. D. Coleman) and a contributor to American PHOTO On Campus magazine.

Gearty has taught photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, and UMass/Boston. He received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in the Political and Social Thought Distinguished Major Program from the University of Virginia and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.