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The best photography galleries in NYC

From the Upper East Side to The Lower East Side, New York City has so much to offer. We have chosen for you the essential photography galleries in New York City.
1 - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Howard Greenberg Gallery
The Fuller Building, 41 East 57th Street
Since its inception over thirty years ago, Howard Greenberg Gallery has built a vast and ever-changing collection of some of the most important photographs in the medium. The Gallery's collection acts as a living history of photography, offering genres and styles from Pictorialism to Modernism, in addition to contemporary photography and images conceived for industry, advertising, and fashion. Maintaining diverse and extensive holdings of photographic prints, the gallery includes such masters as Eugène Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, André Kertész, William Klein, Gordon Parks, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Josef Sudek, and Edward Weston on its roster of artists. More recent additions include Edward Burtynsky, Jungjin Lee, Joel Meyerowitz, and Vivian Maier. In 2013 Howard Greenberg Gallery announced exclusive representation for the estates of Berenice Abbott and Arnold Newman. In 2018 Howard Greenberg Gallery became the primary representative of the Ray K. Metzker Archive.

Formerly a photographer and founder of The Center for Photography in Woodstock in 1977, Howard Greenberg has been one of a small group of gallerists, curators and historians responsible for the creation and development of the modern market for photography. Howard Greenberg Gallery—founded in 1981 and originally known as Photofind—was the first to consistently exhibit photojournalism and 'street' photography, now accepted as important components of photographic art.

After nearly 17 years in Soho, Howard Greenberg Gallery moved to The Fuller Building, at 41 East 57th Street, in 2003. Consistent with its former downtown space, the midtown gallery reflects the need for a flexible yet intimate space where multiple exhibitions can be presented simultaneously. Features of the space include: a central gallery, secondary exhibition room, and several private viewing rooms.
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2 - Danziger Gallery
Danziger Gallery
980 Madison Avenue
Since its founding in 1990, the Danziger Gallery has established itself as one of the leading photography venues in the world, known for the originality and diversity of its programming, its representation of established photographers, and the influence of its new discoveries.

The gallery was the first to show Susan Derges' "camera-less" photographs; Robert Franks from the Penn Collection; and the experimental work of artists such as Liz Nielsen and Yuji Obata.

The Gallery is now permanently located at 980 Madison Ave. Its programming pulls from the worlds of art, new media, and print to create an up to date vision of photography's place in the world.
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3 - Yossi Milo Gallery
Yossi Milo Gallery
245 Tenth Avenue
The Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the work of international contemporary artists specializing in photography, video and works on paper. Established in 2000, the gallery is known for presenting premiere New York exhibitions by emerging and established artists such as Pieter Hugo, Simen Johan, Sze Tsung Leong, Loretta Lux, Lise Sarfati, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth, Kohei Yoshiyuki and Liu Zheng. The gallery has co-published books by Sze Tsung Leong, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Kohei Yoshiyuki.
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4 - Laurence Miller Gallery
Laurence Miller Gallery
521 West 26th Street
February 2018 marked the gallery's 34th Anniversary, making it one of the oldest continually operating galleries in New York City specializing in the art of photography. Since opening in 1984, Laurence Miller Gallery has concentrated on the exhibition and sale of museum quality contemporary and vintage fine art photography, having presented over 250 exhibitions. The gallery specializes in American photography since 1940, Asian photography since 1950, and international contemporary photo-based art.
Laurence Miller has over forty years experience in the fine art photography market, not only as a gallerist and curator, but also as an active collector. In his earliest years as an associate of Light Gallery and later as owner/director of the Laurence Miller Gallery, he has represented many of photography's modern masters. Since its beginning the gallery has mounted numerous photographic exhibitions significant to the world of fine art photography and continually works with museum, corporate, and private collections worldwide. As a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) and the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), the gallery is committed to representing and exhibiting artworks of the highest quality in every regard.
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5 - Edwynn Houk Gallery
Edwynn Houk Gallery
745 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor
Edwynn Houk Gallery was founded in 1977. Since its inception, the gallery has specialized in vintage photographs from 1917-1939 by the leading figures of the Modernist movement. The gallery has mounted more than 200 exhibitions and published more than a dozen monographs.
Houk Gallery has served as the exclusive representative of the Estates of Brassaï, Bill Brandt, Dorothea Lange, André Kertész, Ilse Bing, and the Robert Frank Archive. Beginning with exclusive representation of Sally Mann in 1989, Edwynn Houk Gallery has acted as the sole agent for a select group of leading contemporary photographers, including Robert Polidori, Lalla Essaydi, Annie Leibovitz and Abelardo Morell.
Mr. Houk has served on the Board of Directors for ADAA, Paris Photo, and AIPAD and the Selection Committees for Art Basel and Paris Photo.
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6 - Staley-Wise Gallery
Staley-Wise Gallery
100 Crosby Street, Suite 305
Established in 1981 in Soho, the Staley-Wise Gallery opened with an exhibition of Horst photographs and continues to show the work of masters of fashion photography. Artists include Lillian Bassman, Bert Stern, Ellen von Unwerth, David LaChapelle, Patrick Demarchelier, Horst, Harry Benson, Deborah Turbeville, Herb Ritts, Slim Aarons, Arthur Elgort, Kurt Markus, Michael Dweck, Phil Stern and Louise Dahl-Wolfe, among others. The collection also includes Hollywood portraiture, landscape, still life and nudes.
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7 - Benrubi Gallery
Benrubi Gallery
521 W 26th St, Floor 2
Benrubi Gallery, founded in 1987 by the late Bonni Benrubi, is one of the leading photography galleries in the United States with a focus on 20th Century and contemporary works.
The gallery's program includes important established mid-career artists such as Stéphane Couturier, Doug Hall, Jacqueline Hassink, Laura McPhee, Jeffrey Milstein, Michael Najjar, Simon Norfolk, Matthew Pillsbury, Richard Renaldi, and Massimo Vitali as well as such emerging notable talents as Delphine Burtin, Eric Cahan, and Lauren Semivan.
Benrubi gallery continues to develop long-term relationships with museums, private collectors and corporations around the world, placing photographs in such institutional collections as the Amon Carter Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Baltimore Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Library of Congress, the Cleveland Museum of Art, LACMA, the Metropolitan Museum, MOMA, the Nelson Atkins Museum, SFMOMA, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Tate Modern.
We welcome the opportunity to work with both new and established collectors to help build their photography collections. In addition to our diverse gallery inventory we are able to consult with clients, guiding them in the sourcing, acquisition and de-accessioning process ranging from the 20th Century to contemporary photographic works.
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8 - Yancey Richardson Gallery
Yancey Richardson Gallery
525 West 22nd Street
Founded in 1995, Yancey Richardson is one of the preeminent galleries of photo-based art. The gallery is committed to working with museums, private institutions, leading art collectors and other galleries to advance the careers of the artists we represent. Our current program includes critically recognized, emerging photographers such as Bryan Graf, Zanele Muholi and Paul Mpagi Sepuya as well as mid-career artists such as Mitch Epstein, Laura Letinsky, Andrew Moore, Mickalene Thomas and Hellen van Meene. Additionally, the gallery regularly exhibits the work of established masters, including August Sander, Ed Ruscha, William Eggleston, and Robert Mapplethorpe.
Gallery artists have been extensively collected and exhibited by museums worldwide including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Getty Museum, Centre George Pompidou Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Stedelijk Museum,Tate Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Gallery artists have been widely published in artist monographs, prominent art journals, and critical texts. Reviews of the gallery's exhibitions have appeared in Art News, Art in America, Artforum, Modern Painters, The Nation, New York Times and the New Yorker among many other publications.
Yancey Richardson is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) and the Association of International Photography Art Dealers.
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9 - Pace/MacGill Gallery
Pace/MacGill Gallery
32 East 57th Street, 9th floor
Pace/MacGill Gallery was founded in 1983 by Peter MacGill, in collaboration with partners Arne Glimcher of Pace Gallery and Richard Solomon of Pace Prints and Pace African and Oceanic Art. Since its inception, the gallery has established itself as one of the premier venues dealing in modern and contemporary photography, presenting over 350 exhibitions and publishing numerous exhibition catalogues. Pace/MacGill Gallery strives to disseminate the work of its artists to museums, private collectors, and corporate collections around the world. The gallery has had the privilege of representing such masters of photography as Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, David Goldblatt, Emmet Gowin, Peter Hujar, Josef Koudelka, Richard Learoyd, Richard Misrach, Irving Penn, Alfred Stieglitz and JoAnn Verburg. The gallery's partnership with Pace Gallery has also created collaborative relationships with, and/or co-representation of, Yto Barrada, David Byrne, Chuck Close, Paul Graham, Hai Bo, David Hockney, Yoshitomo Nara, Robert Rauschenberg, Michal Rovner, Lucas Samaras, Kiki Smith, teamLab and Leo Villareal. The gallery has contributed to photography's growth by mounting exhibitions featuring the most distinguished practitioners of the medium, and has also assisted in the development of many new artists' careers.
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10 - Robert Mann Gallery
Robert Mann Gallery
525 West 26th Street, Floor 2
Founded in 1985, Robert Mann Gallery was the first photography and photo-based arts gallery to move to the Chelsea area and remains one of the preeminent photo gallery in NYC.
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