25th Anniversary Show
November 7th, 2017 – December 29th, 2017
Scott Nichols in the Gallery, 1992, Photo by Jonathan Clark
“What a long strange trip it’s been…”
I opened the gallery to the public at 2pm on November 7th, 1992. It was a Saturday and the first show was 85 photographs of whatever I had that I could frame. We double hung every inch of the gallery with all vintage silver prints. Lange. The Westons. Tice. Cunningham. Bullock. Garnett. Kertesz. Penn. Bernhard. Caponigro. W. Eugene Smith. Abbott. Cartier-Bresson. It all started with an impulsive purchase of 16 Brett Weston prints. I was on a UC Berkeley class trip to Brett’s studio and he was offering $50 prints to the students and I bought all 16. At the same time, I was William Garnett’s assistant and the architectural slide library photographer at Berkeley. I needed 5 more credits to get my undergraduate architectural degree and my final class was a graduate course called photographing the architectural landscape. And that was the start.
OMG. 25 years!
Edward Weston, Cypress, Point Lobos, 1930
Imogen Cunningham, Magnolia Blossom, 1925
William Garnett, Four-Sided Sand Dune, 1954
Brett Weston, Ford Trimotor Plane, 1935
Edward Weston Photograph © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents