Galleries are the bedrock of any truly thriving art scene. As a center of the art world, New York offers some of the best and most unique photography galleries showcasing the works of both established and up-and-coming photographers. Here is our pick of the top 10 photography galleries in NYC.
As a leading institution devoted to all forms of the reproduced image, the International Center of Photography’s collection of works includes daguerreotypes, gelatin silver and digital chromogenic prints, and a host of American and European documentary photography from 1930 to 1960. It is home to important works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Robert Frank, Andre Kertesz, Lisette Model, James VanDerZee, and Garry Winogrand, and many others. The museum is moving downtown and will reopen in the Bowery in early 2016.
The gallery specializes in Fine Art photography, Contemporary and vintage and carries the works of artists like Willem de Kooning and John Chamberlain. It is also known for having major photographic archives such as the National Geographic Society and The New York Times.
515 W 26th St, New York, NY +1 (212) 966 3978
Danziger Gallery is known for its originality and diversity of its programming. Focusing primarily on artists working in photography, but also exhibiting video and painting, Danziger combines the presentation of new work with the rediscovery and reassessment of work by established voices.
521 W 23rd St, New York, NY +1 (212) 629 6778
Since its opening in 1984, the gallery focuses on vintage and contemporary photography, specializing in American photography since 1940 and Asian photography since 1950. It is known for exhibiting the works of Helen Levitt, Lee Friedlander and Yasuhiro Ishimoto.
20 W 57th St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY +1 (212) 397 3930
Founded in 1985, Robert Mann Gallery is one of the preeminent photography galleries in the world. The gallery has a diverse roster that highlights both a prominent group of contemporary artists and an outstanding collection of twentieth century masters.
525 W 26th St, New York, NY +1 (212) 989 7600
The gallery focuses on internationally recognized photographers whose work contributes to the diasporic-based dialogue domestically and abroad. The gallery discovers and presents significant Israeli artists, and brings internationally established artists to New York for the first time.
534 W 24th St, New York, NY +1 (212) 627 2552