R. Wayne Parsons
Behind the Glass Wall
Soho Photo Gallery is an artist-run gallery that nurtures high quality, diverse fine-art photography, while creating an environment that is uniquely welcoming to visitors and member photographers.
The gallery was founded in 1971 by a group of New York Times photographers who desired a venue for photography as fine-art. Originally located on Prince St. in Soho, since 1980, the gallery has been at our current location on White St. in Tribeca.
Soho Photo exhibits a diverse range of fine-art photography each month, with individual member shows, gallery-wide themed exhibits, winners of national competitions and prestigious guest exhibitions.
Membership is highly selective and members are required to participate in the operation of the gallery. Soho Photo offers its members the opportunity for personal growth as a fine-art photographer, whether it’s an emerging young artist, those pursuing a second career or an avid photographer fulfilling a lifetime interest. The gallery also offers workshops and lectures open to the public.
The Gallery Space
Soho Photo has more than 235 linear feet (72 meters) of exhibit wall space. All of that room affords us the opportunity to show significant bodies of work from up to seven artists concurrently. We exhibit the work of our gallery artists—as well as invited guests and artists whose work has been selected in our competitions. We invite artists who would like to join Soho Photo Gallery to submit a portfolio for review.
“Soho Photo Gallery has survived since 1971 because it has fulfilled the goals of its founders – to be a photographer’s place.”
“…an interesting alternative to commercial spaces in the city….an accessible, welcoming place for both artists and visitors.”
“A thriving downtown photography cooperative marked its 40th anniversary with an exhibition of photos by its founding members. The group’s deep roots are still reflected in its pictures and practices.” —WNYC
“Soho Photo, a cooperative gallery in its fifth decade, does a service maintaining interest in (alternative) processes.” —William Meyers, Wall Street Journal
You will always find diverse and compelling work. We feature new exhibitions every month. Scroll down for gallery hours and directions.
Attend an Event
Soho Photo runs a number of events that are open to the general public including workshops and lectures. Many events are free. Join our email list to be notified on upcoming programs.
If you are an accomplished photographer with a strong artistic vision, we hope you’ll consider applying to become a member artist.
Soho Photo Gallery
Soho Photo Gallery
15 White St.
New York, NY 10013
1 Train – Franklin St.
A/C/E Train – Canal St.
Wednesday to Sunday
1:00pm – 6:00pm
(and by appointment)
Special Hours – Tuesdays 1:00pm – 6:00pm thru April, 2019
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