About Soho Photo

SOHO PHOTO GALLERY is New York City’s longest operating member-run photography gallery. The gallery exhibits a wide range of fine-art photography including individual member shows, gallery-wide themed exhibits, national competitions and prestigious guest exhibitions.

Soho Photo offers its members the unique opportunity of being a part of a diverse community of fellow photographers and personal growth as a fine-art photographer. The gallery also offers workshops, lectures and other programming open to the public.

We invite photographers who would like to join the gallery to submit a portfolio for review. ​

A Brief History

SOHO PHOTO GALLERY was founded in 1971 by a group of New York Times photographers that believed there was a need in the photographic community for a cooperative gallery where serious photographers could exhibit their personal work and exchange ideas, learn and grow as artists.

The group rented a loft space at Prince St. and West Broadway. Soho Photo was in business and offered an alternative to uptown commercial galleries.

With membership growing and pressed for more space, after just one year, the gallery moved to W. 13th St. in Greenwich Village. In 1979, Soho Photo relocated to Tribeca and its current location, 15 White St., a former egg warehouse that provided greatly expanded exhibition space.

There are usually five solo exhibitions on the main floor; two galleries on the mezzanine are typically used for smaller exhibits or member group shows. The gallery exhibits both work of our members as well as invited guests and artists whose work has been selected in our various competitions.

The work of members and guests is as varied as the photographers themselves – everything from pictorial and documentary to abstract and conceptual. Large digital color prints may be seen hanging next to delicate 19th-century type platinum or palladium prints; hand-colored works coexist with manipulated Polaroid images.

Soho Photo sponsors four annual programs including the National Competition, open to all photographic techniques. The popular International Krappy Kamera Competition is devoted to photographs taken with plastic lenses plus toy, homemade and pinhole cameras. The Alternative Processes Competition requires images created by alternative techniques, which includes cyanotype, palladium, and Polaroid transfers. The Portfolio Competition attracts a diverse group of artists from around the world; each of four winners has the opportunity to exhibit a body of work at the gallery.

The gallery offers prospective members the unique opportunity to join a collective of fine-art photographers. Soho Photo seeks artists with a passion for photography, a clear and meaningful photographic vision, an appreciation for the craft, and a willingness to get involved in the operation of the gallery.

Leadership

Thom O'Connor

Thom O'Connor

President

John Custodio

John Custodio

VP

Patricia Beary

Patricia Beary

VP

George Grubb

George Grubb

Treasurer

Linda Hacker

Linda Hacker

Corresponding Secretary

Jim Lustenader

Jim Lustenader

Recording Secretary

Laura Dodson

Laura Dodson

At-Large Officer

Michael Schenker

Michael Schenker

At-Large Officer

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