Born in London, Peter Fetterman, initially a filmmaker and collector, has helmed the Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, for over 35 years. He is the author of The Power of Photography to be released May 2022, published by ACC Art Books. He is also the author of Woman A Celebration (2003) published by Chronicle Books, and Cornell Capa (2002).
THE POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition features a selection of iconic images, compiled by pioneering collector and gallerist Peter Fetterman which celebrate the photograph’s unique capacity for sensibility. Peter has been championing the photographic arts for over 40 years. He runs one of the leading fine art photography galleries in the world with a special emphasis on humanist photography. During the long months of lockdown, Peter exhibited one photograph per day, online, accompanied by inspirational text, quotes and poetry. This digital collection of over 600 images struck a chord with followers from around the world. Now a deluxe book featuring 120 images from the online series has been printed in Italy and published by ACC Art Books.
This exhibition presents a carefully curated selection of 80 outstanding origninal prints from the series, along with Peter’s insightful words. These works offer an inspiring overview of the medium while paying homage to masters of the art. From the bizarre Boschian fantasies of Melvin Sokolsky to the haunting humanity of Ansel Adams’s family portraits; to the joyful everyday scenes of Evelyn Hofer; from rare interior shots by famed nude photographer Ruth Bernhard to Bruce Davidson’s wistful depiction of young men playing ballgames on a street; this exhibition gathers some of the most unique and heartening photographs from the 20th century. Each image is a time capsule, offering us a glimpse into days gone past. Yet, each photograph also speaks of tranquillity, peace, and hope for the future.
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Collection and interpretation
80 framed original vintage photographs,
120 photograph version also available (additional images are available for larger venues)
Introductory text panel and labels to print
Past and Future Venues
2024 - Lauren Rogers Museum (Laurel, MS)
2025 - Fenimore Art Museum (Cooperstown, NY)