Bill Owens – 50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection

Posted on September 26, 2022 | No Comments

Bill Owens – 50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection

Portfolio Release and Exhibition
with Artist Talk and Reception

BILL OWENS, This is our second annual Fourth of July block party. This year thirty-three families came for beer, barbequed chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, green salad, macaroni salad, and watermelon. After eating and drinking we staged our parade and fireworks.
Archival pigment print from the 50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection Portfolio


October 8 – November 13, 2022

Artist Talk and Reception
Saturday, October 8, 3–6pm
at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California


Bill Owens and True North Editions celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the seminal book, Suburbia with the production of a profound limited-edition portfolio available through Scott Nichols Gallery.

Produced in partnership with and under the supervision of Bill Owens, digital remasters were created by scanning the original negatives at the highest possible resolution. All image repairs and adjustments remain faithful to the original negative and are approved by Bill Owens.

Prints in Bill Owens – 50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection were made using an Epson SureColor P7570 printer on Moab Juniper Baryta Cotton Rag 305 paper for the highest archival standards. This paper was chosen for the quality preferred by Bill Owens in reproducing his work as closely as possible to the silver gelatin papers of 1972.

Title pages and essays are printed on Epson Hotpress Bright Rag. Cover sheets featuring quotes from the subjects or titles are printed on Epson Enhanced Ultra Premium Presentation Matte.

Project concept, editing, design, and production by Geir and Kate Jordahl.


BILL OWENS, Reagan on TV.
Archival pigment print from the 50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection Portfolio


Bill Owens – 50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection
36 archival pigment prints on 17″ x 22″ sheet
Edition of 8 + 2AP
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The portfolio and traveling exhibit will be on display at the Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel from October 8 – November 13, 2022, then will travel to Norway for the Nordic Light Photographic Festival.


BILL OWENS, I don’t feel that Richie playing with guns will have a negative effect on his personality. (He already wants to be a policeman). His childhood gun-playing won’t make him into a cop-shooter, By playing with guns he learns to socialize with other children I find the neighbors who are offended by Richie’s gun, either the father hunts or their kids are the first to take Richie’s gun and go off and play with it.
Archival pigment print from the 50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection Portfolio


Limited Edition Book

BILL OWENS, The Legacy of Suburbia.
Limited release by True North Editions
Edition of 100 with 4th of July Parade print


A limited-edition book, Bill Owens: The Legacy of Suburbia, Photographs 1964–2022, is available with a special print, 4th of July Parade, included. This book features images from Bill Owens’ entire career from his work in Jamaica with the Peace Corps to his current Digital Renaissance. The book is available through Scott Nichols Gallery and True North Editions in an edition of 100.


BILL OWENS, We had a ball on the fourth of July. The whole neighborhood came out for the parade.
Archival pigment print from the 50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection Portfolio



BILL OWENS was born on September 25, 1938, in San Jose and lives in Hayward, California. From his travels around the globe including a Peace Corps tour in Jamaica, he developed his unique skills and aptitude as an anthropological and social photographer. His book Suburbia, one of the 100 seminal photography books of the 20th century, captured the change in his home territory with much the same spirit of the traveler that he brought to foreign places. Our Kind of People (1975), Working: I Do It For the Money (1977) and Leisure (1979), followed Suburbia. Bill Owens’ work is in museums and collections throughout the world including the Museum of Modern Art NY, Berkeley Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the San Jose Museum of Art. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and two NEA grants. Owens founded Buffalo Bill’s Brew Pub in Hayward in 1983, one of the first brewpubs to open since prohibition. In 2003, Bill Owens founded the American Distilling Institute, a professional membership organization and publishing house “to promote and defend the art and enterprise of craft distilling.” As the president of ADI, Owens has become one of the leading spokesmen of the craft distilling movement.



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BILL OWENS, Before the disolution of our marriage my husband and I owned a bar. One day, the toilet broke and we brought it home.
Archival pigment print from the 50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection Portfolio

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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 19, 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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Missed AIPAD? See our booth here.

Posted on June 6, 2022 | No Comments


Scott Nichols Gallery at AIPAD 2022
Center415 NYC

Booth highlights include a museum curator-led tour in partnership with AIPAD sponsor SIDLEY. The tour covered rare works including a “Cancelled” Moonrise over Hernandez, New Mexico by Ansel Adams and Shells 6S (1927) by Edward Weston.


Watch the video here:
Scott Nichols speaks at AIPAD 2022


“Cancelled” Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico
1941, printed in the late 1960s
Rare gelatin silver print with “cancelled” perforation


We also enjoyed a visit and book signing by George Tice in support of his latest release, Lifework — his catalog raisoné. Lifework is available at Scott Nichols Gallery.

George Tice signs a copy of “Lifework” while Nicolò Sertorio looks on.
Lifework is George Tice’s latest book release.


Following the event, the gallery (among others) received a wonderful write-up from photographer and fine art writer Dave Rudin of Figures of Grace. His article touches on many notable and unusual works seen at this year’s show. Worth the read.


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Additional press:

Collector Daily
The Eye of Photography
Untitled Magazine


Moonrise from Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California, “Full Negative”
1948, printed 1970s. Rare signed gelatin silver print


For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact Scott Nichols Gallery.


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Portfolio Release: Clark James Mishler’s The Amish

Posted on May 26, 2022 | No Comments

Saturday, May 28, 2–5pm


Scott Nichols Gallery is pleased to announce the portfolio release for


Clark James Mishler

The Amish
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania


The Amish, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 2022
14 3/4″ x 11 1/2″ Signed and dated portfolio
Edition: 15 + 3AP

This limited edition portfolio contains fourteen monochrome archival pigment prints.
Each print is signed, dated, and numbered.
Prints come in a foil-stamped acid-free clamshell box.


Horse Drawn Harvester, 1996, printed 2022
4″ x 6″ Archival pigment print

Early Morning Horse Team, 1996, printed 2022
4″ x 6″ Archival pigment print

Vegetable Stand, 1996, printed 2022
4″ x 6″ Archival pigment print

Young Boy with Broom, 1996, printed 2022
4″ x 6″ Archival pigment print

Running School Girls, 1996, printed 2022
4″ x 6″ Archival pigment print

Milking Barn, 1996, printed 2022
4″ x 6″ Archival pigment print

Farm, Lancaster County, 1996, printed 2022
3″ x 7 1/2″ Archival pigment print

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Scott Nichols Gallery in Sonoma closed during AIPAD 2022

Posted on May 17, 2022 | No Comments

Scott Nichols Gallery in Sonoma is closed until May 26, while we attend

AIPAD 2022

The Photography Show

May 20-22, 2022

at Center415 NYC
Scott Nichols Gallery
Booth #217

Imogen Cunningham, The Unmade Bed. 1957

The Unmade Bed. 1957
Vintage signed gelatin silver print
9 1/2″ x 13″
AIPAD is open to the public.
Tickets on sale now.

For location, dates, and ticketing information, visit:
The Photography Show 2022

Floating Nude (Charis). 1939
Vintage signed gelatin silver print
7 1/2” x 9 1/2″

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The Photography Show 2022

Posted on March 10, 2022 | No Comments

We are pleased to join the 41st edition of The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD.

The Photography Show 2022, presented by AIPAD

Located at Center415:

415 5th Avenue
Between 37th and 38th streets
New York, NY 10016

Scott Nichols Gallery:
Booth #217

Friday, May 20th, 1 – 7pm
Saturday, May 21st, 12 – 7pm
Sunday, May 22nd, 12 – 5pm

For tickets, register here.

For more information on the show, click here.

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Classic Photographs Los Angeles 2017

Posted on January 19, 2017 | No Comments

Come Visit Us at:




Edward Weston, Nude, Charis on Dunes, Oceano, 1936

(Signed Vintage Gelatin Silver Photograph)

Located at Bonhams:

7601 W. Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

Booth #26

Public Hours:

Saturday, January 21 – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sunday, January 22 – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

For more information on the show, click here

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