Exhibitor listing
  • Eastern Part of the Brooks Range, Alaska. 2009 - Sebastiao Salgado
  • Tunnel View, Yosemite, Day to Night, 2014 - Stephen Wilkes
  • America's Cup, San Francisco, Day to Night - Stephen Wilkes
  • Taste for Russian Ballet, 2008 - Gregori Maiofis
  • Taj and Train, India, 1983 - Steve McCurry

Peter Fetterman Gallery

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Exhibitor's Artists:

  • Jeffrey Conley
    Biography : Originally from New York state, Jeffrey Conley received a BFA in Photographic Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1991 he moved to Yosemite National Park where he photographed extensively and led seminars in photographic instructions. Now residing in Williametter Valley of Oregon, he concentrates his efforts on his creative photography. His subject matter is diverse, from urban landscapes and found still-life, to studies of pristine wilderness. Each print he creates is meticulously crafted by him to his high quality standards. Subtle aesthetic variation within printing decisions, in conjunction with processing and printing material variances makes each print a distinctly original creation.
  • Laszlo Layton
    Exhibition : Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA - 2013
  • Gregori Maiofis
    Biography : B. 1970, St. Petersburg, Russia Currently he lives in St. Petersburg and Los Angeles. Gregori comes from a family of artists and architects. His father is the well-known graphic artist, Mikhail Maiofis. His skill at drawing started early in life, nurtured by his father. He attended the Repin Fine Arts Academy in St. Petersburg for two years where he studied and copied old masters before leaving to pursue personal projects in oil painting. In 1989 his family moved to the United States. Two years prior to his family’s move he created his first serious body of work, a turning point in his artistic career, dealing with subjects of politics and art. He followed his family to the U.S. in 1991.
    Gregori Maiofis - Taste for Russian Ballet, 2008
    Taste for Russian Ballet, 2008
  • Steve McCurry
    Biography : Steve McCurry, recognized universally as one of today's finest image-makers, has won many photography's top awards. Best known for his evocative color photography, McCurry captures the essence of human struggle and joy. Member of Magnum Photos since 1986, he has searched and found the unforgettable; many of his images have become modern icons. Born in Philadelphia, McCurry graduated cum laude from the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. After working at a newspaper for two years, he left for India to freelance. It was in India that McCurry learned to watch and wait on life. "If you wait," he realized, "people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view." His career was launched when he disguised in native garb and crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion. When he emerged, he had rolls of film sewn into his clothes and images that would be published around the world which were among the first to show the conflict there. His coverage won the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, and award dedicated to photographers exhibiting exceptional courage and enterprise. Steve McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including Burma, Sri Lanka, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, the former Yugoslavia, and continuing coverage of Afghanistan and Tibet. He focuses on the human consequences of war, not only showing what war impresses on the landscape, but rather, on the human face.
    Steve McCurry - Taj and Train, India, 1983
    Taj and Train, India, 1983
  • Sebastiao Salgado
    Biography : Born in Brazil, the photographer began his career as an economist before shifting to photography in 1973. Salgado has covered major news events as well as pursuing more personal and in-depth documentary projects. More than any other living photographer his images of the world's poor stand in tribute to the human condition. Salgado defines his work as "militant photography" that he dedicates to "the best comprehension of man" and with his unique vision and empathy he gives us a picture of humanity that renders the human condition with honesty and respect. -Sebastião Salgado describing his new project, GENESIS - "I have named this project GENESIS because my aim is to return to the beginnings of our planet: to the air, water and the fire that gave birth to life, to the animal species that have resisted domestication, to the remote tribes whose 'primitive' way of life is still untouched, to the existing examples of the earliest forms of human settlement and organisation. A potential path towards humanity's rediscovery of itself. So many times I've photographed stories taht show the degradation of the planet, I thought the only way to give us an incentive, to bring hope, is to show the pictures of the pristine planet - to see the innocence. And then we can understand what we must preserve." -Sebastião Salgado Detailed Description : Photojournalist focusing on the sociology of cultures and the environment
    Sebastiao Salgado - Eastern Part of the Brooks Range, Alaska. 2009
    Eastern Part of the Brooks Range, Alaska. 2009
  • George Tice
    Biography : George Tice (b. USA, 1938) is one of the finest American photographers of his generation. His body of work has continually focused on the American rural and suburban landscape. The Lancaster, Pennsylvania series concentrates on the daily life of the Amish people and their integration with the landscape around them. Tice's other work features the architectural and industrial motifs that identify American society. Tice is especially well-known for his printing skill. His image of "Country Road" (at right) is a fine example of this. He served as master printer for Edward Steichen as well as printing the portfolios of such artists as Frederick H. Evans and Edward Weston. Tice's photographs have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and abroad. His photographs can be found in such prestigious collections as that of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Stephen Wilkes
    Biography : For more than two decades Stephen Wilkes has been widely recognized for his fine art and commercial photography. His work can be found gracing the covers of top magazines such as Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, Time, Life Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine. In 1999 Wilkes completed a personal project photographing the south side of Ellis Island: the ruined landscape of the infectious disease and psychiatric hospital wings, where children and adults alike were detained before they could enter America. Through his photographs and video work, Wilkes has inspired and helped secure $6 million in funding towards the restoration for the south side of the island. Wilkes’ photographs of Bethlehem Steel, the dismantled steel factory in Bethlehem Pennsylvania and his latest works on China, were also exhibited at the David Gallery in Los Angeles, ClampArt Gallery New York, and at the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe. In November of 2006 W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. published Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom, a book of the photographs Wilkes captured on the island for a final tribute to the south side. Wilkes continues to be involved with his passion for Ellis Island. Wilkes was featured on Weekend Edition with Scott Simon of NPR, CBS Sunday Morning with Martha Teichner and the book received high critical acclaim including Time Magazine’s 5 Best Photography Books of The Year, 2006. Wilkes newest body of work is titled Day to Night. The work embodies epic cityscapes of New York with fleeting moments throughout the Day to Night. Wilkes photographs from one camera angle continuously for up to 15 hours. A select group of images are then electronically blended into one photograph. Wilkes’ photographs can be found on permanent collection at the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, Library of Congress, Dow Jones Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Jewish Museum, New York, James A Michener Art Museum and The Historic New Orleans Co
    Stephen Wilkes - America's Cup, San Francisco, Day to Night
    America's Cup, San Francisco, Day to Night
    Stephen Wilkes - Tunnel View, Yosemite, Day to Night, 2014
    Tunnel View, Yosemite, Day to Night, 2014

Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

  • Lillian Bassman
    Biography : Lillian Bassman (Brooklyn, New York, USA, born 1917) is one of the great 20th century fashion photographers along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. She began her career not as a photographer but as a painter at the WPA and then took courses at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. In 1945, Bassman was appointed Art Director at Junior Bazaar, giving projects to photographers such as Richard Avedon, Robert Frank and Paul Himmel (her late husband). Later in 1947, she became the Art Director at Harper’s Bazaar. Her work appeared in Harper’s Bazaar in the 1940’s and 50’s, and was nearly destroyed in the 70’s by a water leak in her studio. It was not until the 1990’s that her work was revived. With this new spotlight, Bassman received the Agfa Life Time Achievement Award and the Dem Art Directors Club Award in 1996. During the same year, Bassman began photographing again when she was asked to photograph the Haute Couture collection for New York Times Magazine, the Autumn Collection for Neiman Marcus, as well as work for German Vogue. Her work has been exhibited worldwide. Bassman continues to live and work in New York City. Detailed Description :
    Fashion photographer from the 1950's. Contemporary of Irving Penn and Richard Avedon.
  • Ruth Bernhard

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Also represented by:
    Contessa Gallery,
  • Elliott Erwitt

  • Michael Kenna
    Biography : Michael Kenna was born in Widnes, England in 1953. As one of 5 children born to a working class Irish-Catholic family, he initially aspired to enter the priesthood but his passion for the arts led him to The Banbury School of Art where he studied painting and then photography. Later he attended The London College of Printing and began working as a photographer and artist. He moved to San Francisco in 1977 where he was astounded by the number of galleries the city housed which allowed artists to showcase and sell their work. Michael Kenna's work has often been described as enigmatic, graceful and hauntingly beautiful much like the Japanese landscape. Kenna first visited Japan in 1987 for a one-person exhibition and was utterly seduced by the country's terrain. Over the years he has traveled throughout almost the entire country constantly taking photographs. From these many treks the book Japan, featuring 95 of these photographs, was conceived. The simplicity and clarity of Kenna's Japan alludes to rather than describes his subject allowing the viewer to have a completely unique and tailored interpretation. He has described this body of work as, "more like a haiku rather than a prose"; his work being like photographs written in short poem form. Kenna's photographs are often made at dawn or in the dark hours of night with exposures up to 10 hours. Kenna has said "you can't always see what's otherwise noticeable during the day… with long exposures you can photograph what the human eye is incapable to seeing". Michael Kenna's prints have been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout the world with permanent collections in the Bibliotheque, Paris; The Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague; The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Kenna has also done a great deal of commercial work for such clients as Volvo, Rolls Royce, Audi, Sprint, Dom Perignon and The Spanish Tourist Board. Japan is one of 18 books of Kenna's photo
    Also represented by:
    Catherine Edelman Gallery,
  • Annie Leibovitz

  • Byung-Hun Min
    Biography : Byung-Hun Min was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1955. Min started out as a musician and vocalist, then a student of electronic engineering, before finally discovering photography. He turned to study photography in his late 20’s at the Soon-tae Hong studio, from where he has pursued a successful career in photography. He has been awarded the Dong-A International Photography Salon’s silver medal (1984). Min’s black and white photography often represents nature and the environment; and his pictures aim to capture the essence of the Korean landscape. His photographs also draw references back to traditional Korean and East Asian art and culture, with a resemblance to Ink Scroll Paintings, floral themes, and a focus on simplicity and minimalist compositions. His pictures are often attributed to being able to capture the delicacy and silence of nature. Min’s photographs also require effort on the part of the viewer, the subject of his pictures may be obscured, like the canvas of a greenhouse in his Weeds series; or obscured by light, like in the Snow land series; or the subject may be in the distance beyond a fog-like vale, forcing the viewer to focus his attention persistently in order to have the subject of the picture revealed, as in the Trees and Flowers series.

  • Pentti Sammallahti
    Biography : Pentti Sammallahti (Finland, b. 1950) has been photographing the world around him with a poetic eye since the age of eleven. At the age of nine he visited "The Family of Man" exhibition at Helsinki Art Hall, confirming at a young age his photographic path in life. Featured in solo exhibitions by the age of 21, Sammallahti continued to exhibit and teach at the Helsinki University of Art and Design until receiving the Finnish State's 15-year artist grant in 1991. Sammallahti describes himself as a nomad who enjoys the nature of the great north, the darkness, the cold, and the sea. Sammallahti is a master craftsman, carefully toning his prints, to create a poetic atmosphere of desolate silence. Sammallahti was honored to be included among the 100 favorite photographs in the personal collection of Henri Cartier-Bresson, which was the inaugural exhibition for the Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson in 2003. Since 1979, Pentti Sammallahti has published thirteen books and portfolios and has received awards such as the Samuli Paulaharju Prize of the Finnish Literature Society, State Prizes for Photography, Uusimaa Province Art Prize, Daniel Nyblin Prize, and the Finnish Critics Association Annual.


20th Century and Contemporary Photography
Founded in 1989
Douglas Marshall   Director
Peter Fetterman   Owner
Since it’s establishment in 1989, Peter Fetterman Gallery has been committed to promoting the awareness and appreciation of the photographic medium as fine art. Specializing in humanist and
documentary work, the gallery has developed one of the largest inventories of blue-chip classic photography in the United States while continually hosting exhibitions by the most acclaimed 20th Century and contemporary artists. Peter has worked alongside many of the most significant photographers in history including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Steve McCurry, Robert Doisneau, Willy Ronis, Ruth Bernhard, Lillian Bassman, André Kertész, Horst P. Horst and many more. As a result of the close relationship with the French master, the Gallery holds the largest private collection of Cartier-Bresson prints outside of the Foundation Cartier-Bresson in Paris. The Gallery regularly collaborates with major international museums and educational institutions while supporting the research and production of fine art prints, monographs and special artist projects.

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