Thanksgiving Weekend Closure

Peter Fetterman Gallery will close on Thursday, November 26, 2015 and reopen Tuesday, December 1, 2015 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please direct any inquiries to

Thanks and happy holidays!


Peter, Doug, Mike and Zac


The Sinatra Collection

Release of Frank Sinatra Collector's Edition Book with print by Amanda Erlinger and the Sinatra Family

In light of the 100th year anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth, sat down with his granddaughter Amanda Erlinger to discuss the anticipated launch of the limited edition book "Sinatra" compiled by Erlinger herself and the Sinatra Family. This unique and exclusive insight into Frank Sinatra's life will uncover hundreds of unseen photos from the family archive, along with their favorite moments and experiences shared with the music legend.


To purchase this special limited edition book, contact


L'œil de la Photographie

Interview with photographer Mario Algaze on L'œil de la Photographie

March 20, 2015

“After a year and a half of Castro, in the summer of 1960, my father and I left (but not my mother). The grandfather I’m named after also left, and went to Brazil. He’s buried in Copacabana, the suburb of Rio de Janeiro—a great place to be buried, if you have to be buried somewhere. My grandmother was more of a hardcore Castro supporter, and didn’t want to leave; and so they separated. She’s buried in Cuba. My uncles were divided on the issue.”  - Mario Algaze, in a SXSE interview at age 65 (January 2012)


Born in Cuba in 1947, Mario Algaze spent his early years in the Miramar neighborhood of Havana, and then at the age of thirteen, immigrated to south Florida. In 1971, at age 24, he began working as a self-taught darkroom photographer. He has traveled widely in South and Central America, capturing sixteen Latin American countries, reflecting on his exile, and exploring the nuances of what it means to be descended from the Roman Empire.


Salt of the Earth

Wim Wenders on Sebastião Salgado in 'The Salt of the Earth' - The New York Times

December 11, 2014

“The Salt of the Earth,” Wim Wenders’s new documentary about the life and work of the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, elegantly inhabits a moral and aesthetic paradox. Mr. Salgado’s photographs illuminate some of the worst horrors of the modern world: starvation, war, poverty, displacement. They are also beautiful, dramatic visual artifacts, and their power has a double effect. We are drawn into the contemplation of terrible realities, but at the same time our attention turns to the person bearing witness.




The Decisive Moment

The Return of Henri Cartier-Bresson's Decisive Moment

October 22, 2014

Within the canon of European photography books it would be difficult to find one more famous, revered and influential as Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Images a la Sauvette or, as the American edition is titled, The Decisive Moment.


Upon its release in French and American editions in 1952, Cartier-Bresson received personal letters affirming its brilliance from the likes of Jean Cocteau, Alexey Brodovitch, Carmel Snow (then editor of Harper’s Bazaar), and Joan Miro. The French edition publisher Stratis Eleftheriadis (known simply as Tériade) claimed it was “one of the most satisfying books that [he] had had the pleasure of making.” Its value as an out-of-print collectable has risen over the past few decades resulting in keeping this masterpiece out of the hands of many younger photographers. Finally, after 62 years, it is again seeing the light of day this December with a gorgeous facsimile from the German publishing house Steidl.


Fred Lyon : Artist Talk & Book Signing

"San Francisco : Portrait of a City 1940 - 1960" Book Signing at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 - 9:30 am

Peter Fetterman Gallery looks forward to celebrating the publication of Fred Lyon's new book "San Francisco : Portrait of a City 1940 - 1960". 

October 23 - 26th The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show will be featuring a Special Exhibition Booth of Fred Lyon's mid century San Francisco street photography. Please join us on Saturday, October 25th for an artist talk and book signing with Fred Lyon, discussing the exhibition and the iconic work from his most recent publication.

Signed copies will be available for $40.00

RSVP Essential. Contact


Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado's "GENESIS" Exhibiting at the International Center of Photography, NYC

September 19, 2014 - January 11, 2015

Peter Fetterman Gallery would like congratulate Sebastião Salgado. His epic project "GENESIS" will be exhibited in New York City this fall at the International Center of Photography. The exhibition will feature over 200 works from the eight year project and will be the first of it's size in the United States.


ICP will be an ideal venue to exposé this powerful work, and to broadcast the important and pressing issues of environmental conservation and climate change. Curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado, the show opens September 19th, 2014 and will be on view through January 11, 2015.


Summer Exhibition : Ruth Bernhard & Robert Stivers

Opens Saturday, July 12, 5-8pm

Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present to present two exhibitions of original photographs by American photographer Robert Stivers and 20th Century icon Ruth Bernhard. The simultaneous exhibitions of contemporary and modern works provides a broad coverage of each artist's oeuvres. Am opeing reception will be held with artist Robert Stivers on Saturday, July 12, fom 5-8pm.


Brigitte Carnochan

Project Room Exhibition

Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present  a selection of Brigitte Carnochan's hand-painted prints. Please join us Saturday, July 12th from 6 to 8 pm for an artist's reception. This opening will conicide with the opening of our Summer Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard & Robert Stivers".


Doug Menuez - Book Signing & Artist Talk

Fearless Genius : The Digital Revolution in Silcon Valley ~ 1985 - 2000

Thursday July 10, 2014

Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to host documentary photographer Doug Menuez for a special event to celebrate the publication of Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985 - 2000.


Menuez explains "The title Fearless Genius refers to those I observed who had true intellectual genius, usually in math or science, or a kind of genius, combined with a rare ability to fearlessly pursue the power of their ideas to fruition or failure, risking everything they had-their health, sanity, families, jobs-in the process." 


Signed copies of the book and prints from the project will be available for purchase.



Downtown Fair NYC

69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue @ 25th Street, NYC

May 8, 9, 10 & 11

Peter Fetterman Gallery will be exhibiting at the inaugural Downtown Fair.

Booth DT28

Exhibiting works by André Kertész, Michael Kenna, Byung Hun-Min, Sebastião Salgado, Pentti Sammallahti & Stephen Wilkes


Paris Photo Los Angeles

Paramount Studios

April 25, 26 & 27

Peter Fetterman Gallery will be exhibiting at Paris Photo Los Angeles, Paramount Studios. 

Stand 10 : Stage 27

Exhibiting works by Lillian Bassman, Henri Cartier Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, André Kertész, Barry Lategan, Gregori Maiofis, Sebastião Salgado, Pentti Sammallahti and Stephen Wilkes.


AIPAD 2014

Park Avenue Armory, NYC

April 10, 11, 12 & 13

Peter Fetterman Gallery will be exhibiting at the AIPAD Photography Show in NYC.

Booth 412


Highlights include newly released works from Stephen Wilkes' "Day to Night" Series. Limited Edition platinum prints by Elliott Erwitt and the iconic and powerful landscapes of Sebastião Salgado.


Portraits of the 20th Century

Opening Reception March 15, 2014

5:00 - 7:00 PM

A collection of iconic and rarely seen portraits of visionaries, leaders, writers, actors, artists, musicians and notable personalities from the 20th Century.


Al Satterwhite Book Signing

The Cozumel Diary - Hunter S. Thompson

15 March, 2014

"Running amuck with the King of Gonzo and other weird tales"

Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to host photographer Al Satterwhite this coming Saturday for a book signing during the opening reception of "Portraits of the 20th Century".

Join us from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Signed Limited Edition book in slipcase is available for $150.00

Signed Limited Edition Book in slipcase with TWO 8X10 Signed Prints $500.00

If you are unable to join us this weekend, and would like to reserve a copy, contact the gallery at 310 453 6463 or


60th Annual Winter Antiques Show 2014 - NYC

Peter Fetterman Gallery - Booth 74

24 January, 2014

Peter Fetterman Gallery is returning to exhibit an exquisite group of photographs at the always beautiful and stimulating New York Winter Antiques Show.

January 24 - February 2, 2014

Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York City

Booth # 74

Open daily 12pm - 8pm
Sundays and Thursday 12pm - 6pm


Classic Photographs - Los Angeles

18 January, 2014

Peter Fetterman Gallery will be exhibiting at Classic Photographs - Los Angeles on January the 18th & 19th.

Twenty Six leading galleries and dealers of classic photography on show at Bonhams.

7601 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

Saturday January 18th - 11:00AM - 7:00PM
Sunday January 19th - 11:00AM - 5:00PM


TASCHEN Pop Up at Peter Fetterman Gallery

TASCHEN Pop Up Store on Los Angeles' Westside

5 December, 2013

Peter Fetterman Gallery is excited to present a curated selection of Taschen’s finest Photography and Travel books this holiday season. Titles range from epic collector’s editions to pocket sized travel guides. The Taschen Pop Up is on display in the gallery Project Room, complimented by a salon of Peter Fetterman Gallery’s most iconic photographs. Highlights include works by…

Henri Cartier Bresson
Robert Doisneau
Edouard Boubat
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Elliot Erwitt
Steve McCurry
Marc Riboud
Willy Ronis
Alfred Stieglitz
Sebastião Salgado
Alfred Wertheimer.

Signed copies of Sebastião Salgado’s “GENESIS” are available. The collector’s edition is on view, and Peter Fetterman Gallery is the only US stockist of the Genesis Postcard Set. Proceeds from which go towards Sebastião and Lelia Salgado’s incredible reforestation project “Instituto Terra”.

Join us for the annual Bergamot Station “Holiday Open House” December 14th 12-5pm. Shopping, Live Music, Food and Entertainment for the entire family. Gift wrapping will be available for all Taschen book purchases.


Michael Kenna & Pentti Sammallahti

Exhibition Opening December 7

29 November, 2013

Exhibition Opening December 7, 2013

Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present a joint exhibition by acclaimed photographers Michael Kenna and Pentti Sammallahti. Representing two of the leading international artists working in the traditional black and white photographic medium, showcasing over forty seminal works by each artist spanning their prolific careers. The exhibition will be the first for Michael Kenna at Peter Fetterman Gallery, and the second for Pentti Sammallahti.

An opening reception and book-signing with artist Michael Kenna will be held Saturday, December 7th from 4-7pm.

For more information, visit the gallery "Exhibitions" page


Stephen Wilkes featured in TIME Magazine

Stephen Wilkes' Incredible Cityscapes Span from Day to Night

14 November, 2013

The Day to Night project by Stephen Wilkes is currently featured online on TIME Photo Lightbox, and will be on stands tomorrow 11/15/13 as a part of a commemorative issue marking the anniversary of President Kennedy's death.


Steve McCurry: UNTOLD

August 24 - November 30, 2013

20 August, 2013

Book Signing + Artist Talk - Tuesday, September 3rd, 6-8pm

Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of iconic photographs by internationally acclaimed photo-journalist Steve McCurry. In honor of the release of his new book "Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs" (PHAIDON), McCurry will join us for a book signing and discussion on Tuesday September 3rd from 6-8pm.

Steve McCurry: UNTOLD may be purchased at the gallery or Phaidon's Website (LINK).



Sebastião Salgado's "Genesis"

Los Angeles Times Exhibition Review - Glory and grace in the photographs of Sebastião Salgado

July 15, 2013

Sebastião Salgado embarked on his "Genesis" project as a recovery mission -- for himself as much as for the planet. After decades documenting varieties of human and environmental degradation, the photographer set off in 2004 to record populations and landscapes untouched by modernity.


See the link to read Leah Ollman's full article...

Peter Fetterman interviewed on KCRW's Design + Architecture

5 July, 2013

KCRW's Frances Anderton recently sat down with Peter Fetterman to discuss his history of working with Sebastião Salgado and the inspiration behind Salgado's epic world-wide project and exhibition, GENESIS. The exhibition is open to the public and on view through October 19th.

LINK: Peter Fetterman interview with Frances Anderton


Sebastião Salgado - GENESIS

Opening June 29

18 June, 2013

Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present the first US exhibition of Genesis, the new series from internationally acclaimed photographer Sebastião Salgado. The exhibition features an intimate selection of large-scale black and white prints curated by Peter Fetterman, one of Salgado’s main dealers and supporters for over two decades. A public opening will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 4-7pm
On view through October 19, 2013.


Sebastião Salgado TED lecture and GENESIS pre-order

1 May, 2013

We are very excited to share Sebastião Salgado's recent TED lecture where he discusses his dramatic history as a photographer and his monumental global project, GENESIS. The exhibition opens in museums world-wide this year and the first US exhibition will be held at PETER FETTERMAN GALLERY opening June 29, 2013.

We are now taking pre-orders on the two-volume Collector's Edition of GENESIS (Taschen). The book is limited to 2,500 available copies and includes a display stand designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Contact the gallery for more information or to reserve a copy.


2013 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

Peter Fetterman Gallery - Booth 503

14 February, 2013

PSFAF is strategically scheduled over the popular President’s Day weekend ( Feb, 15-17) traditionally one of the most highly populated weekends of the year in the region. The Coachella Valley explodes in population from 400,000 permanent residents to over 800,000 during this prime time 3 day weekend. Additionally, thousands of design lovers, interior designs and architects will already be planning their visit to the Convention Center as the fun and well attended 13th Modernism Show and Sales is held in the adjacent exhibit hall. It’s a rare opportunity for the region’s second-home owners, art loving snowbirds, and weekend visitors to experience not only modernism design- but the very best in post-war and contemporary art. The Palm Springs Fine Art Fair is the Desert’s largest and widest selection of fine art, ever- with $100 million in art for acquisition, 2,500 important works of art showcased by 50+ renowned galleries from around the world.


Winter Antiques Show 2013

59th annual Winter Antiques Show

25 January, 2013

Booth 74

January 25 - February 3, 2013

Open Daily 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sundays & Thursday 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Park Avenue Armory
67th St. & Park Ave.
New York City


Classic Photographs LA

JANUARY 19 & 20, 2013

19 January, 2013

Booth 12


Saturday, January 19: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 20: 11:00 – 5:00 pm

Classic Photographs Los Angeles will be held in the newly remodelled preview spaces of Bonhams, one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques

Classic Photographs Los Angeles is a relaxed and informal venue to purchase fine art photographs in a variety of price ranges from knowledgeable and reputable dealers in the field. The emphasis of the exhibition is on small-scale works of art representing the rich texture of photographic history.


Art Miami 2012

4 December, 2012

Known as Miami's premier anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week — the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists descend upon Miami. World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from more than 125 international art galleries.



25 October, 2012

THE SAN FRANCISCO FALL ANTIQUES SHOW is the oldest continuously operating international antiques show on the West Coast. The Show features approximately seventy dealers from across the United States and Europe, offering for sale an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts representing all styles and periods including American, English, Continental, and Asian furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, jewelry, rugs, textiles, paintings, prints, and photographs.

THE SAN FRANCISCO FALL ANTIQUES SHOW is vetted in cooperation with the Antiques Dealers Association of California to ensure the highest quality merchandise.


Joel Meyerowitz retrospective book now available

Taking My Time

9 October, 2012

Two volume limited edition of 1,500 copies presented in a slipcase with a print signed by the photographer and a DVD of Meyerowitz’s award-winning film.
Joel Meyerowitz (b.1938) began his career making spontaneous pictures on the streets of New York and has become known as one of the most important street photographers of his generation. He was one of a small group of photographers who, in the 1960s and 70s was instrumental in changing attitudes towards colour photography from those of resistance to universal acceptance. An innovator and highly influential teacher, he has won innumerable awards and perhaps is best known for his pioneering colour photographs of architecture, light and space.


Art Platform | Los Angeles | 2012

A contemporary and modern art fair for Los Angeles

28 September, 2012

We are excited to be participating in Art Platform this year. The event is Sept 28-30 with the opening preview day on Thursday, September 27th. This year the event will be taking place at The Parker Hanger located at 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405 USA. We are excited about what our booth will have to offer and we are looking forward to seeing everyone there!


Lillian Bassman: A Life | 1917-2012

22 February, 2012

In our upcoming exhibit we are showing the amazing photographs of the late Lillian Bassman.

The show runs from March 10-June 9.
Opening March 10th, 4-7pm.

We look forward to seeing you and celebrating the life of a magnificent photographer.

We also have copies of the new book, Lingerie.

Here are links to her obituary written by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.


Winter Antiques Show | New York City

3 January, 2012

We are pleased to announce that we will be attending the Winter Antiques Show in New York City.

Come visit us from January 20-29, 2012 at Park Avenue Armory.


Jerry Uelsmann

10 December, 2011

We are pleased to announce our new exhibition of the acclaimed American photographer, Jerry Uelsmann.
On December 17th Jerry Uelsmann and his wife, artist Maggie Taylor, visited the gallery for a special book signing of Jerry's books, Approaching the Shadow and The Mind's Eye.

Using multiple negatives to produce his surreal, dreamlike photographs, Jerry Uelsmann has developed a singular artistic vision, which has carried him through a nearly 50 year artistic career. Firmly entrenched in his traditional darkroom compositing practices, Uelsmann continues to produce magical and thought-provoking multi-layered imagery without the help of modern computer-base techniques. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1972. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, a founding member of the Society of Photographic Education and a former trustee of the Friends of Photography. His works are featured in the permanent collections of many of the world's most renowned museums and national galleries.


Peter Fetterman and Lizzie Himmel's conversation at The Annenberg Space for Photography

6 October, 2011

At the Annenberg Space for Photography's IRIS Nights lecture, Peter Fetterman and Lillian Bassman's daughter, Lizzie Himmel, discussed the career of Lillian Bassman, women in fashion, and the role of female photographers.

During the presentation, a 20-minute documentary on Lillian Bassman was shown, followed by a conversation between Peter Fetterman and Lizzie Himmel.

Please click the link below for full videos including the documentary on Lillian Bassman and the discussion with Peter Fetterman and Lizzie Himmel.

View videos


Peter Fetterman | Women: A Celebration

Signed copies available to order!

19 July, 2011

$22.95 [Hardbound]

8-1/2 x 6 inches

Text by Peter Fetterman

Numerous contributing photographers

132 pp., 120 black-and-white and color illustrations

Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2003


Builder Levy

March on Washington

24 June, 2011

We are pleased to announce the the gallery has just acquired Builder Levy's beautiful platinum print,
"March on Washington," 1963, ed. 3/25, platinum print

Please contact the gallery for purchasing information


Sebastião Salgado | ALASKA

The New York Times Magazine

15 June, 2011

On June 12, 2011 Sebastião Salgado was cover featured in The New York Times Magazine with a spread of his new images from, "Alaska" along with an interview.

For the online version with a slideshow, follow the link below:


Elliott Erwitt Interview


15 June, 2011

Elliott Erwitt interview by Julie Belcove in Introspective Magazine
scroll down on homepage of 1stdibs for a PDF of the interview


Elliott Erwitt

NY Times: Art and Design Article

15 June, 2011

In the Art and Design section of NY Times online there is an article on Elliott Erwitt: "Captured: A New York Minute, or One in Havana"

For the online version of this article click the link below:


Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs:


7 June, 2011

Steve McCurry's 30 year retrospective book has just arrived. Available in a limited edition of 3,300 copies, this over-sized monograph brings together the most beautiful, memorable and evocative pictures of Steve McCurry's extraordinary career.

Includes his most famous photographs, such as the green-eyed Afghan Girl as well as images from the streets of India, the temples of Angkor in Cambodia and the Buddhist monasteries of Tibet.

This book includes a print of McCurry's key image, "Flowersellers, Dal Lake Srinagar, Kashmir," 1996, 18 x 12 inch Lambda print signed by the photographer.

Price upon request.
Call or email the gallery if you would like to purchase this incredible limited edition book.


Ron Van Dongen wins the Pierre-Joseph Redouté Prize in France!

7 June, 2011

Ron Van Dongen won the Pierre-Joseph Redouté Prize in France for best botanical and nature book of 2010 with, 'The Tulip Anthology.'


Jeffrey Conley | Winter

Limited edition book AVAILABLE NOW $60.00

21 April, 2011

12 x 11-3/4 inches

Introduction by Peter Fetterman

42 plates

published by Nazraeli Press


Sebastião Salgado | Genesis

New catalogue designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado AVAILABLE NOW $10.00

24 March, 2011

6 x 8-1/2 inches

27 pages

24 black-and-white illustrations

exhibition history of Salgado


Big Move: From A7 to A1

23 March, 2011

With the ongoing changes at Bergamot Station came our time to expand our gallery from A7 to A1. In this beautiful 3200 square feet of space, we have finally nestled into our new home with an upcoming exhibition of work by new landscape photographer Jeffrey Conley, and renowned Magnum photographer, Elliott Erwitt. We ended our 16 year residency at A7 with a charming but bittersweet exhibition, "Farewell A7", a selection of gallery favorites which Peter has collected over the past 20 years. Although the exhibition is no longer on view, we are very happy with our current layout of the new space, beginning with our beautiful project room which is currently dedicated to one of the most reveled artist of all time: Sebastião Salgado, and his new images from his ongoing 'Genesis' series.

We hope you can visit our new space!
Peter, Paul & Tricia

Article on Sebastião Salgado and Lélia Salgado's foundation Istituto Terra

25 January, 2008

Philanthropic Pitch
Brazil's Johnny Appleseed
Edited by Richard C. Morais, 01.25.08, 03:00 PM EST
Photojournalist Sebastiao Salgado Jr.'s quest is to restore Brazil's Atlantic rainforest.


Lillian Bassman: A Life 1917-2012

30 November, -0001

In our upcoming exhibit we will be showing the amazing work of the late Lillian Bassman from March 10-June 9.

Opening March 9th 2-6pm.

We also have the new book Lingerie available for purchase.

We are looking forward to celebrating the very talented Lillian Bassman.