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Imo & Friends: an exhibition featuring Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Marion Post Wolcott, and Anne Brigman

Posted on June 13, 2022 | No Comments

Imo & Friends

Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Marion Post Wolcott, and Anne Brigman


Imogen Cunningham, The Unmade Bed. 1957

IMOGEN CUNNINGHAM, The Unmade Bed. 1957, Vintage gelatin silver print, 9 1/2″ x 12 3/8″


June 23 – September 5, 2022

Saturday, June 25, 12–5pm


Scott Nichols Gallery is pleased to announce Imo & Friends, an exhibition featuring the works of photographers Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Marion Post Wolcott, and Anne Brigman. This exhibit follows the success of the recently finished Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and runs in conjunction with the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art’s exhibition Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham, which is on view through August 28, 2022.

The reception for Imo & Friends coincides with an afternoon event at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art: Recollecting Imogen from Two Former Groupies, with California photographers Judy Dater and Chris Johnson, who both collaborated with Cunningham. Pre-registration with SVMA is required to attend.



IMOGEN CUNNINGHAM (1883-1976) was a prominent figure of bay area west coast photography movements in Pictorialism, Surrealism, and she was a founding member of Straight photography Group f/64. Cunningham is best known for her sharply detailed botanical imagery, direct (and occasionally unflattering) portraiture, and — photographs of dogs. The exhibition will feature works from Cunningham that span her 60-year career, including vintage photography, still life, portraiture, and later images which revisit her use of soft-focus lenses.


DOROTHEA LANGE (1895–1965) was a documentary photographer and photojournalist who captured Depression-era photographs for the Farm Security Administration, humanizing the consequences and impact of this event across the nation with her imagery. Her work illustrates the anxiety and uncertainty of these times — dilapidated homes among bleak scenery, lines of people waiting for provisions, and individuals comforting one another with obvious strain on their faces. Lange’s photography is not pretty; it depicts with unmistakable honesty, and therein lies its power.


MARION POST WOLCOTT (1910–1990) was a photographer working for the Farm Security Administration from 1938–1942 who documented poverty, deprivation, and the Jim Crow South during the Great Depression. She covered thousands of miles in the United States and produced more than 9,000 photographs during her roughly 4-year span at the FSA. Her work highlights domestic life, women’s labor, and lifestyle vignettes, illustrating the broad socioeconomic spectrum of the period.


ANNE BRIGMAN (1869-1950) was a member of the Photo-Secession movement who exhibited frequently and with great acclaim throughout the bay area and California from 1902–1936. She was adjunct to Group f/64, and a fixture in their social circle. Her work is known for its soft, dramatic depictions of the female form convening with nature, situated poetically within the landscape. Her photographs were primarily taken in the wild Sierra Nevadas, with herself or her sister as the model.



SCOTT NICHOLS GALLERY is a fine art photography gallery located in the Mercato Complex on Sonoma Square, in Sonoma, California. The gallery sells artist originals by established, up-and-coming, and contemporary photographers. Scott Nichols began his career as a private dealer in 1980, and is considered an expert on Group f/64 photography. His gallery houses one of the largest private collections of classic California photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Brett Weston, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Ruth Bernhard, Wynn Bullock, and William Garnett.

Scott Nichols Gallery is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). This is the 200th exhibition at Scott Nichols Gallery since the gallery opening in 1992.

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Rooftop Gardens & Landscapes of Ireland: Artist Reception and Book Signing

Posted on October 27, 2015 | No Comments

Please Join Us Thursday November 5, 2015: 5 pm – 7:30 pm

for an Artist Reception and Book Signing with photographer Brad Temkin.

Temkin’s new book “Rooftops” will be available for purchase.

Dun Laoghrie Co. Dublin Ireland, August 2009

Dun Laoghrie Co. Dublin Ireland, August 2009

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Vivian Maier Events

Posted on February 8, 2014 | 2,695 Comments

Upcoming Berkeley and San Francisco Vivian Maier Events:


North Shore, Chicago (Self Portrait, Antique Mirrors), 1973

North Shore, Chicago (Self Portrait, Antique Mirrors), 1973


Scott Nichols Gallery is excited to announce three upcoming events:


What: The Reva & David Logan Gallery of Documentary Photography at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism will host a reception for the exhibition See All About It, Vivian Maiers Newspaper Portraits. A lecture will follow including; Jeffrey Goldstein, director of Vivian Maier Prints (VMP) and project coordinator Anne Zakaras; VMP master printers Ron Gordon and Sandra Steinbrecher; and Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, authors of the book on Maier’s life and work, Vivian Maier, Out of the Shadows.
When: Wednesday, April 2nd, 5:00pm – 7:15pm: Courtyard reception (5:00-6:15pm) and Lecture/Discussion (6:15-7:15pm)
Where: North Gate Hall at the corner of Hearst and Euclid, Berkeley. Click here for a Google Maps link


What: SF Camerawork and the Scott Nichols Gallery will co-host a reception, viewing of the (53 minute) BBC film “The Vivian Maier Mystery,” and talk. The Q & A format talk will feature Jeffrey Goldstein, director of Vivian Maier Prints (VMP) and project coordinator Anne Zakaras; VMP master printers Ron Gordon and Sandra Steinbrecher; and Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, authors of the book on Maier’s life and work, Vivian Maier, Out of the Shadows.
When: Friday, April 4th, 5:30 – 8:00pm: Reception (5:30-6:00pm), showing of Maier documentary (6:00-7:00pm), and Q&A format talk (7:00-8:00pm)
Where: SF Camerawork, 1011 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94103. Click here for a Google Maps link.


What: Scott Nichols Gallery will host a reception and curatorial walk-through of its current exhibition Vivian Maier, Out of the Shadows. Join Scott Nichols; Jeffrey Goldstein, director of Vivian Maier Prints (VMP) and project coordinator Anne Zakaras; VMP master printers Ron Gordon and Sandra Steinbrecher; and Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, authors of the book on Maier’s life and work, Vivian Maier, Out of the Shadows for a walk through and discussion of the exhibition. Snacks and beverages will be served.
When: Saturday, April 5th, 1:00pm-3:00pm: Reception (1:00-2:00pm), Walk-through and Q&A (2:00pm)
Where: Scott Nichols Gallery, 49 Geary St. suite 415, San Francisco, CA 94108. Click here for a Google Maps link.

*Please note that there is limited seating for the first two events and no seating for the third.  Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis*


All photographs in the Scott Nichols Gallery exhibition are courtesy of the Jeffrey Goldstein Collection, VivianMaierPhotography.com

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George Tice: A Photographer’s Photographer

Posted on August 16, 2013 | 6,475 Comments

Our upcoming exhibition: George Tice, A Photographer’s Photographer. The show is a sixty year retrospective and celebration of his 75th birthday. George will be at the Scott Nichols Gallery on the 26th of September for the opening reception of his show and will be speaking at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism the following day for the 1st annual Fotovision lecture. We’ve been anticipating this show for awhile and hope you can make it.


























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The Same Dark Place – Photos of the exhibition

Posted on April 26, 2012 | 6,974 Comments

For those of you who aren’t able to make it into the gallery to see John Goodman’s exhibition,
The Same Dark Place, with photos taken at New York’s Time Square Gym as well as Cuba,
here is a selection of photos of the show which runs through the rest of this week.

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The Emperor’s River – Photos of the Exhibition

Posted on September 29, 2011 | 2,287 Comments

Photos of our current exhibition, The Emperor’s River: Photographing Along China’s Grand Canal, with photographs by Philipp Scholz Rittermann.

Show runs until October 29th, 2011.









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Philipp Scholz Rittermann – Featured on Artforum website

Posted on September 16, 2011 | 4,473 Comments

Philipp Scholz Ritterman featured on Artforum

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Posted on August 14, 2011 | 9,262 Comments

Hello and welcome to the new Scott Nichols Gallery Website!

For the passed several months we’ve been hard at work rebuilding the website and the launch date is here. While the looks of the site haven’t changed much, it’s easier to navigate, organized a whole lot better, and it’s a lot easier to update. We also have some new additions such as a search feature, this news section, and a portfolio page. Visit often as we are still transferring photographs from the old website onto this new one as well as adding information for the search feature.

If you want to stay up to date on the gallery you can also friend us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scott-Nichols-Gallery/115273801836213

Our current exhibition is the Summer Show which we do once a year and it will come down in a couple of weeks to make way for Philipp Scholz Ritterman’s photographs taken along China’s Grand Canal.

Thanks for visiting!

Scott, Susan, and Alex

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