The photographic collection of the Centre for Dalinian Studies has more than 15,000 pictures, from every period of Salvador Dalí's life.
Here are some of the famous photographers with whom he collaborated and who form part of his collection: Man Ray, Brassaï, Cecil Beaton, Eric Schaal, George Platt Lynes, Horst P. Horst and Philippe Halsman,.
Important among the Foundation's acquisitions are two collections of great graphic and documentary wealth, complementing the photographic archive: the Meli collection and the Eric Schaal collection.
The Meli collection,(by Melitó Casals, a local photographer and collaborator of Dalí from the 1950s), consists of an extensive collection of epoch pictures and a large number of negatives and contact prints (about 8,000). The Eric Schaal collection, acquired by the Foundation in 2005, contains 218 negatives, 68 epoch copies and 43 slides that document the fruitful professional relationship between the two artists from 1937 to 1942.
The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation manages the rights of these collections, as well as the rights of Dalí photographs taken by the photographers Maspons, Català-Roca and Xavier Miserachs.