As a photographer I am naturally drawn to the fine art photography galleries around LA. More often than not that journey takes me to Bergamot Station as it has several fine art photography galleries on the grounds.
The LA Art Scene
When I returned to Los Angeles a couple of years ago I was impressed with how much this city appreciates and supports the arts. One of the most notable places to go to drink in art is Bergamot Station where over 40 galleries are collected together on one complex. I will be doing a post on the complex soon, but until then I’ll tell you about my favorite gallery at Bergamot.
Peter Fetterman Gallery at Bergamot Station
The Peter Fetterman Gallery is one of the galleries I always stop in when out at Bergamot Station. The work on display is always unquestionable fine art photography and everything I have seen in the gallery is a classic photograph.
The gallery is one of the first to open in the Bergamot Station complex and per its website has “one of the largest inventories of classic 20th Century photography in the country particularly in humanist photography. Diverse holdings include work by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Steve McCurry, Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro, Willy Ronis, André Kertesz, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Lillian Bassman, Pentti Sammallahti, Stephen Wilkes and Jeffrey Conley.”
In this day of Instagram, Facebook and never ending streams of iPhone photos that never get more than a quick glance, I feel you owe it to yourself to go to the Peter Fetterman Gallery and spend some time actually looking at the work. How the quality of composition sets it apart, how much richer an image is when seen in print, and what it feel like to communicate tactically with a photo printed on fine art paper in a fine art photography book.
The Gallery is located in Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
It is open Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm For more information visit their website. I do recommend you take time to go to the gallery and drink in the rich photography on display. A list of exhibitions is here.