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June, 2021

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new article
from Elements about one of our photographers, Roman Loranc.

(Click Image to Read)


May, 2021

We are pleased to announce the publication of a phenomenal
new article about Christopher Burkett in Elements Magazine.

(Click Image to Read)


February, 2021

Featured in Texas Art Magazine "Cowboys and Indians"

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October, 2020

Carmel Magazine Celebrates Our 40th Anniversary!

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January, 2020


Ansel Adams Exhibition

"Performing the Print" at the Phoenix Art Museum

January 11, 2020 - June 7, 2020


Twentieth-century American photographer Ansel Adams famously said that the photographic

negative is like a composer's score, and the print a performance. Drawn from the Ansel Adams Archive at the Center for Creative Photography

this exhibition illustrates Adams' meaning. Throughout the exhibition of sixty photographs, sets of prints,

- grouped in twos and threes - show how on different occasions Adams created varying interpretations from his own negatives.



September, 2019

Christopher Burkett featured on the cover of the November 2019 edition of PhotoKlassik



May, 2019


Christopher Burkett featured in June/July 2019 edition of Western Art & Architecture

Read "A Sense of Real Life" by Aaron Parrett HERE


June, 2018

Brett Weston

Natural Abstraction Exhibition

The Indianapolis Museum of Art

June 15, 2018 - March 17, 2019



May, 2018

Black and White Magazine Featuring Sean Kernan


April, 2018

PBS's News Hour Weekend Edition Featuring Christopher Burkett

PBS's News Hour Weekend Edition featured an interview with Christopher Burkett in his studio. Watch it here!


March, 2018

Black and White Magazine Featuring Roman Loranc

Cover Image: Storm Clouds over Dubrovnik


January, 2018

The Center for Photographic Arts is pleased to feature

Roman Loranc: Poetry of The Lens

January 6 ongoing through February 18.

Tule and Mount Shasta, Roman Loranc


December, 2017

The Cleveland Museum of Art

Brett Weston - Four Decades of Photography

Opening January 21, 2018 and ongoing through May 6, 2018

Brett Weston at Point Lobos by Merg Ross


November, 2017


From left: Christopher Burkett, Ruth Burkett, Linda Stewart


Christopher Burkett

Our annual post-Thanksgiving reception for Christopher Burkett was an opportunity for collectors to meet one of our most important photographers,
who remains one of the last Cibachrome printers in the world. Five new images were released this month!




September, 2017


Photography in Argentina - Contradiction and Continuity

New exhibition opening at Getty Center in September, 2017 and continuing through January, 2018, accompanied by a new book.
Photography West will be showing humanitarian Argentina photographer, Pedro Luis Raota.
Raota was one of the most acclaimed darkroom masters of his country and his legandary and impeccable hand crafted photographs
and Latin heart make his photography memorable. He won countless awards around the world during his lifetime and his work is in several major museums.





August, 2017

Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer

The German Art Collector Who Introduced the "Blue Four" Artists to the US also collected Brett Weston


Although she was legendary for her promotion of avant-garde paintings (including Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger, Alexei Jawlensky)

she also had an eye for photography and was the first patron to purchase a Brett Weston photograph!

Her collecting influence peppered California from north to south, from the Bay Area to Carmel by the Sea to Los Angeles and even to Mexico,

where she met and befriended Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

The Norton Simon exhibition recounts the history of the traveling Blue Four which would launch in LA in 1926 and travel to Oakland and Mexico in 1931.

Galka Scheyer gifted her collection to the Pasadena Art Institute (now the Norton Simon Museum) in the 1950's.

She encouraged Imogen Cunningam and Edward and Brett Weston with her patronage.

The show continues through September 25, 2017





July, 2017

Ruth Bernhard Documentary Introduced by Michael Kenna

The Center for Photographic Arts is pleased to sponsor a talk on August 11, 2017 by Michael Kenna about his years of apprenticeship with Ruth Bernhard.

Kenna will introduce the showing of 1989 documentary "Illuminations" about this most renowned West Coast photographer.

Photography West will feature an exhibition "Ruth Bernhard - Fifty Years" through September 15th in honor of this ground breaking woman photographer

whom Ansel Adams declared "is the greatest photographer of the nude."

Our founder, Carol Williams, edited and produced Ruth Bernhard: The Eternal Body in 1986.

The first edition quickly sold out after it won Photography Book of the Year and was later reprinted in 2005 as a limited Centennial Edition for Bernhard's 100th birthday!




September, 2016

Congratulations to the newlyweds - Roman Loranc and Linda Cruz!




August, 2016


Ansel Adams on press with Dave Gardner in 1981


David Gray Gardner

Photography West mourns the loss of our renowned printer, David Gray Gardner.

Dave passed away on August 26 the at age 91 on his 66th wedding anniversary - just nine days after the death of his beloved wife, Barbara on August 12, 2016.

Ansel Adams referred to Dave Gardner as "the greatest black and white printer in the world."

For over three decades, Dave supervised the exclusive printing of all our Photoography West monographs, posters and notecards using his patented Fultone process.

His protege, Kevin Brody, continues his tradition at Dual Graphics in Buena Park, California.



Photographer Roman Loranc on press in 2013 with David Gray Gardner and Gallery Director, Julia Christopher

during production of his most recent photographic monograph

"Absolution - Fifty Photographs From Europe"



July, 2016


Folktale Winery Sobranes Fire Benefit Raises over $100,000

Friends of Garrapata offered this stunning photograph of Sobranes Point

at a fund raiser to assist victims of the 100,000 acre fire that started in Sobranes Canyon on July 21st.

Archival Framing donated by Photography West Gallery.









June, 2016


Christopher Burkett Included in Three New Museum Collections


"Burkett has done for color what Ansel Adams and Weston did for black and white."

Photographic historian, James Enyeart


Christopher Burkett has been included in three new museum collections this year, including the Nelson Atkins Museum of Fine Art in Kansas City, which now owns an oversized, museum mural photograph worth $35,000.


Burkett is featured in the following museum collections:

The Portland Art Museum

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Center for Creative Photography

Tucson Museum of Art

Berheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Kentucky

Harvard University

Stanford University


His work is also in the collections of President Jimmy Carter, Graham Nash and Wendell Berry and included in the corporation collections of Zeiss, Hasselblad and Ilford. Burkett has exhibited at the Portland Art Museum "100 Years of Photography" and the Seattle Art Museum "Views and Visitors," as well as at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum.


Photograpy West is proud to offer the largest inventory of original Christopher Burkett photographs. He makes an annual public appearance in Carmel on Thanksgiving weekend to introduce his latest New Releases.

"A pixel will never be a photon"

Christopher Burkett



May, 2016



Celebrating Morley Baer's 2016 Centennial


Photography West will feature a collection of Morley Baer photographs in the Brett Weston Room in celebration

of the photographer's centennial during 2016.


Light Years Publisher Carol Williams with Elaine Levin, sister of Morley Baer




April, 2016


Brett Weston

"Significant Details"

The Pasadena Museum of California Art

Opening April 17, 2016 and ongoing through September 11, 2016


Jellyfish, California , 1967

Brett Weston (1911–1993)—is one of the most celebrated photographers of the twentieth century.

Brett Weston: Significant Details is the first museum exhibition to focus on Weston’s close-up photography.
Featuring 42 photographs spanning nearly 60 years, the works—more than half of which are on view for the first time—share the high-contrast
and graphic signature of Weston’s photographic output while emphasizing the “significant details,” his tendency toward abstraction and
extremes in tonality which were explored throughout his career.

The exhibition also highlights how intuition and his fierce dedication to photography in its purest form
guided his practice and further contextualizes Weston within the modern West Coast photography movement.

By the age of 25, Weston’s work had been included in the landmark international photography exhibition Film und Foto and in a solo exhibition
at the M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco. As the years passed and he received critical acclaim as his reputation grew, Weston remained dedicated to art for art’s sake and
to creating pure, elemental photographs. He embraced a simple and minimalistic lifestyle, using the same equipment for most of his career. However, in 1968 when health problems forced him
to use smaller cameras—including a Rollei—he found that he could more easily focus on close-up specific details and abstract qualities.

These images form the core of Significant Details and demonstrate the major
themes present in Weston’s work: his play on scale, the absence of the human presence, and a refrain from imposed order, bringing to the forefront
the unprecedented attention to form, texture, shadow, and light that became the distinctive characteristic of Weston’s oeuvre.


The exhibition is organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and is curated by Erin Aitali, PMCA Director of Exhibitions & Registrar.
The exhibition is supported by the PMCA Board of Directors, PMCA Ambassador Circle, and Christian Keesee. Accompaning the exhibition is a brochure.




March, 2016


Carmel Photography Community Mourns the Loss of Two Fine Art Photographers

Al C. Weber (1930-2016) and Chip Hooper (1962-2016)


It has been said that Carmel Highlands photographer, Al Weber taught more workshops than any other living photographer.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Weber graduated from the University of Denver with degrees in Photography and Education.

Locating to the Monterey Peninsula in 1955, he began an extended career in commercial photography and simultaneously taught workshops for 50 years.

He taught at MPC (1961-1969), UC Santa Cruz Extension (1972-1987) the Ansel Adams Yosemite Workshops (1963-1981) and Friends of Photography (1970-1977)

as well as the Victor School from 1977-2007, which he and his wife owned - and also served as a visiting professor or artist-in-residence at over a dozen schools.

Weber preferred to be called a photographer rather than an "artist" and considered a high level of craft, particularly darkroom craftsmanship, to be essential.

He was credited with rescuing the archive of renowned Steinbeck Country photographer, Steve Crouch and insuring it was permanently archived at UC Santa Cruz.


Chip Hooper was considered "a force" in the music industry as well as a distinguished fine art photographer.

He moved to the Monterey Peninsula from Minneapolis in 1988 and was the worldwide head of music at Paradigm where he oversaw more than 100 agents and over 2,000 acts.

He is credited with launching the "jam band" movement.

As a photographer, Hooper was best known for the seascapes that he captured along the California coast from Big Sur to Mendocino with a large format camera.

His soothing images featuring a "zen like calm" eventually brought him widespread acclaim.





February, 2016

Roman Loranc

New Works Show / Valentines Weekend



Roman Loranc with Gallery Director, Julia Christopher and Founder, Carol Williams




December, 2015

We wish you the happiest of holidays!






November, 2015


American's Greatest Color Landscape Photographer

Christopher Burkett



Christopher Burkett made his annual appearance in Carmel on Thanksgiving weekend November 28, 2015 to celebrate release of his newest collection of hand-printed Cibachrome images. The exhibition is "Abstracts In Nature" and reveals a dimension of the American landscape inspiring a more sophisticated and modern artistic visualization.
The gallery expresses our admiration for Christopher Burkett's unwavering dedication to achieving the highest standard of darkroom craft using the Cibachrome printing process. Cibachrome (subsequently called Ilfochrome) was widely regarded as the most difficult photographic paper to work with and there is no finer color printer in the history of the photographic medium. At a time when most color photographers employ digital scanning, inkjet printers and commercial professional labs, we are immensely privileged to witness the singular unfolding of a historically unprecedented standard of traditional wet darkroom craft being established by this gifted living photographer.
Extending the genre of American color landscape photography endorsed by the late Eliot Porter and Ernst Haas, we cordially invite you to view Christopher Burkett's exhibit - Abstracts In Nature. It is an honor for us to present such a historically important color landscape photographer!


Christopher Burkett Darkroom

Burkett with his 8x10 view camera




October, 2015


Brett Weston At Tate Modern

Brett Weston is currently on exhibit at the Tate Modern with painter, Sam Francis

Two California artists working in different media, both explored the relationship between landscape and abstraction.


Brett Weston, "Mendenhall Glacier, 1973"



Photography West Gallery celebrates our 35th anniversary!

Proudly featuring classical darkroom craftsmanship!

We appreciate your patronage!





September, 2015

Photography West Gallery was pleased to host a booksigning and exhibition

celebrating the release of Alexey Titarenko's important new monograph The City Is A Novel

designed by Kelly Doe Studio (NYC) and published by Damiani.

The monograph, Titarenko's first major publication, features over 140 photographs

of his work in St. Petersburg, Venice, Havana and New York.

It also includes Titarenko's autobiographical essay "City of Shadows"

and essays by curator, writer and art historian Gabriel Bauret;

Brett Abbott, Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art;

and Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York.




August, 2015


Congratulations to gallery photographer, Roman Loranc

"King of Photography"

Roman has been elected as one of the ten International Masters of Photography!

He will be receiving the distinguished trophy as "King of Photography" on September 10th in Beijing at the "Power of the Image" exhibition.

Photography West Gallery is proud to have been Roman Loranc's first gallery.

We have first edition and autographed copies of his award winning Fractal Dreams and Absolution books still available.




July, 2015


In Loving Memory

Dennis McKenna


One of the gallery's most beloved and charismatic consultants during the mid-1990's, Dennis succumbed to melanoma in Hawaii on July 5th.

Dennis wore a coat of many colors as an artist, musician, writer, hang glider, extreme skiier, surfer, husband, father and friend.

Always an energetic visionary, he left Carmel in 1994 to join Team Suntera, working on solar electric cars with Paul Mitchell's engineer.

In his final years he became an award winning ukulele maker and his play The Magic Ukulele was performed last year.

Mckenna's original pastels were represented by ten galleries, including

Gerald Peters Gallery in Dallas and Santa Fe

Gunner Nordstrom Gallery in Kirkland, Washington

The Gallery at Ventana Inn in Big Sur

Volcano Art Center and Harbor Gallery on the Big Island.


Dennis will be greatly missed by his many loyal customers and friends.


Carol Williams with Dennis McKenna, CPA Weston Fund Raiser, Highlands Inn, 1994




June, 2015


Photography West is pleased to present a new catalog for our upcoming Michael Miner and Robert Taylor Exhibition!





May, 2015


Happy 90th Birthday to Dave Gardner!

"The only printer to translate my photographs to near-perfect reproduction form"

Ansel Adams


Ansel Adams on press with Dave Gardner in 1981




April, 2015


$5,000 Brett Weston Research Fellowship

Photography West announces the First Annual Brett Weston Research Fellowship


An annual award of up to $5,000 to support research on the art, career and influence of Brett Weston (1911-1993) his family, models and friends.

Our goal is to promote new knowledge about photography, photographic history and photographic theory.



Advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline are encouraged to apply.

Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for their doctoral degree and must be engaged in dissertation research.

Application Process:

Please send the following documents:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum vitae of no more than four pages

3. 500-1000 word statement detailing your research interests and project and how they will be advanced by study of the existing photographic archives and print collections.

Application Deadline:

September 1, 2016

Email applications to

Selection Process

Selection is based upon the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to Brett Weston.

Decisions will be announced by email on or before December 16, 2016.






March, 2015


Photography West is pleased to announce our newest catalog

featuring the current exhibition of William Garnett!




Photography West Gallery has proudly supported working photographers and celebrated

world-class darkroom craftsmanship for over three decades.

Our inventory is curated for pristine print quality and impeccable craftsmanship as well as inspiring a more contemplative, mindful visual dialogue.

"No Compromise!"

Brett Weston

In the tradition of Ansel Adams, Edward and Brett Weston and many other accomplished masters of the medium

all of our gallery photographers create their own photographs using:


Light Paper Process

Getty Center

April 14 - September 6, 2015


"At a time when digital technologies offer increasingly sophisticated options for producing, storing and disseminating images,
many artists are exploring the essence of photography, distilling it to its basic components of light-sensitive emulsions and chemical development.
They may use expired papers, archival negatives, or custom-built cameras, or they may eshew the use of a camera of film altogether.
All revel in materials and process, employing darkroom techniques that shift our understanding of photography
away from a medium that merely records the world."

(From the Getty Center Exhibition Announcement of "Light Paper Process)



February, 2015

In Loving Memory

Tom Millea

(1944 - 2015)

Carmel Platinum Photographer

"The only truth in an image is the truth the artist brings to it."


Photography West mourns the February passing of Tom Millea, who taught platinum printing to our founder in the mid-1970's. Tom Millea became one of Carol Williams first introductions to the spiritual dimension in photography during a class he taught at Monterey Peninsula College and proved instrumental to her career by introducing her to the work of legendary photographer Paul Caponigro, during his exhibit that year in San Francisco. Two decades later, in 1994, she would publish a major 40-year retrospective on Paul Caponigro's photographic evolution.

Between 1967 and 1973 Millea apprenticed with Caponigro while learning the darkroom craft of silver halide printing. However, after viewing an inspiring exhibit of platinum prints in 1972, Millea immediately identified with that process. Eventually platinum printing would become the hallmark of his personal photography. In 2005, Millea retired from platinum printing after devoting over thirty years to that time consuming process. Originally attracted by the photographs of Edward Weston, Millea moved to the Carmel Highlands in 1973 and became a valued contributor to the photographic community despite fiercely embracing what detractors considered his "old fashioned" process. In the concluding decade of his life, he explored digital image making and published a monograph entitled The Book of Palms.

Millea's photographs have been featured in over one hundred solo exhibitions since 1967 and were included in exhibitions at the International Center for Photography in New York, Museum of Photographic Art in San Diego and San Jose Museum of Art. Two dozen of the most prestigious museums in the world have Millea's photographs in their collections including the Getty, the Smithsonian, San Francisco Museum of Modern art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His platinum prints are currently being exhibited in Phoenix at the Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center of Creative Photography in the show "All That Glitters is Not Gold."


Photography West featured a March exhibition of vintage Millea platinum prints from our founder's private collection.

Sandra, 1998



January, 2015

New Roman Loranc catalog now available!



The gallery was honored to be remembered by Brooks Jensen in his Commentary




December 2014


Christopher Burkett's new softbound monograph, "The Illuminated Landscape," (80 pages) features many new and unpublished photographs from the last decade.

Now available in the gallery!




November, 2014




"There's a force in the land, and it's intelligent"


Longtime gallery photographer, Paul Caponigro is currently being co-featured from Nov 8, 2014 - March 9, 2015

in an exhibition "Two American Photographers in Britian and Ireland" at The Huntington in San Marino, California

This is the only West Coast venue of this traveling exhibition and showcases 128 works.

Beginning in 1966, Caponigro spent decades exploring both Britian and Ireland and

the exhibition examines their artistic, social and historical forces

during the 1960's and 1970's.


"Paul Caponigro and Bruce Davidson are two of the most distingushed American photographers of their generation,"

"This is the first exhibition to pair these influential contemporaries who followed overlapping yet distinct creative paths. Britian and Ireland are the countries to which each man embarked on a significant creative journey in the course of refining their art.

How fitting, then, to bring these works to The Huntington, where we have one of the strongest collections of British art and historical materials in the country. The concept was both intriguing and beautifully relevant.".

The exhibition was curated by Huntington curator, Jennifer A. Watts and Scott Wilco, chief curator of art collections and senior curator of prints and drawings at the Yale Center for British Art.



October, 2014


Gallery photographer, Roman Loranc, will be featured next month in an exhibition at the National Art Museum of China.

Photographs from his most recent visits to China are currently available at the gallery!




September 2014

Gallery photographer, Joyce Tenneson is featured this month in Stockholm, Sweden at the Fotografiska Museum.


Link to Video of the Opening Reception is on our Facebook page!


August, 2014


Photography West is pleased to announce our newest photographic monograph has won three awards!!!


"2014 - North American Printer of the Year" - Gold Award - Sappi

Congratulations to Dual Graphics for outstanding high-quality reproductions.

"Best of Category" at Printing Industries of America Show


The United States Literary Award for 2013


Please click on this link to purchase this monograph using PayPal

"Absolution - Fifty Photographs From Europe"




Absolution can also be ordered by calling (831) 625-1587 or online through Amazon.



Photos from the press floor!


Photographer Roman Loranc at Dual Graphics with Ansel Adams' favorite printer, David Gray Gardner and Gallery Director, Julia Christopher


July, 2014


Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Minor White - Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, 1962


The current ongoing Getty Museum exhibition

"Minor White; Manifestations of the Spirit"

(July 8 - October 19, 2014)

included and published this print in their new book!




June 2014






April, 2014



This rare Clearing Winter Storm sold by us in the early 1980's just set a new auction record price for a 20x24 Ansel Adams... $533,000!

Julia Christopher, Director




February, 2014







January, 2014












Cibachrome (Ilfochrome Deluxe) was discontinued by Ilford in 2011, with the last production batch delivered in 2012. I bought a large supply of this material, which is stored in a warehouse, and withdrawn as needed for printing. However, once it's gone, it's gone forever. The manufacturing process required unique, very expensive equipment, which has been dismantled and many of the raw production materials are no longer available. I have enough paper and chemistry to allow me to continue printing for a few more years but I will most likely begin to run out of material for some specific sizes before that.

You can find my current prices here: Price List

Cibachrome is a unique printing material, with a luminosity and depth that I believe to be unsurpassed by any other photographic print medium. While I am sad to see the end of this era in photographic history, I feel blessed to have been able to use this remarkable material during my entire photographic career. I am grateful to the individuals who have purchased prints during these last thirty years and for their enthusiastic support and love of my work. It is my intention to make Cibachrome prints as long as my health and printing materials allow.

Christopher Burkett

Christopher Burkett Darkroom








Roman Loranc continues to make his impressive gelatin silver prints in his personal darkroom and is increasingly recognized for his efforts. Recently, he was honored by the Carnegie Arts Center of California as ‘Distinguished Artist 2014’ for excellence in photography. "He is a remarkable photographer whose works today are in the collections of the Denver Art Museum, George Eastman House, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris," said Rebecca Phillips Abbott, Executive Director and Curator.

Loranc has consistently received high praise for his photographs. Jack Fischer, writing for the San Jose Mercury News observed, "Ansel Adams may have no equal in photographing most of California's natural beauty, but he met his match in the Central Valley...After one extended visit, Adams (said) "It might be rich, but it ain't attractive." it would take 50-odd years and the eyes of an outsider to prove Adams wrong." Shawn O'Sullivan in Black and White Magazine wrote, "There is a point in the creative process where a personal journey meets the road traveled by everyman --the crossoard where art become universal. Roman Loranc, Polish born, has traveled far to find his landscape-- the Central Valley of California." "A mighty showing of delivate and forceful places, of mythic landscapes and abstract compositions," wrote Jules Masterjohn for The Durango Telegraph.

Photography West Gallery is the exclusive agent on the Monterey Peninsula for Roman Loranc. He appears annually on Valentine's Day weekend to present his newest images.

For Roman Loranc's 2015 price list, click here.


Christopher Burkett Darkroom




ron with cat


"And not by eastern windows only,

When daylight comes, comes in the light."


In Loving Memory

Ron C. James

Photographer and Monterey Peninsula College Photography Instructor

Photography West Gallery mourns the 2013 loss of Ron James, whose passionate sixty-year devotion to photography inspired countless students and other photographers on the Monterey Peninsula. A beloved teacher, friend and mentor who was always available to gently encourage as well as generously share his time and vast knowledge as well as unique insights into the medium, he will be deeply missed.

The Ron James Retrospective Memorial Exhibition was mounted at the Center for Photographic Arts. This was a stunning exhibition of original vintage silver halide prints printed by James and curated by Jim Pinckney, John Seidel and Naomi Reddert. An exhibition catalog entitled "Ron James - Light Years" accompanied the exhibition and features over thirty photographs with an introduction contributed by Monterey Art Museum Assistant Curator, Helaine Glick. Designed by Jerry Takigawa it is currently available for $20.

James' photographic archive will join those of Morley Baer, Wynn Bullock and Steve Crouch at UCSC Library.

View Ron's biography and personal photography.

Light Years: A Retrospective of the Photography of Ron James by Helaine Glick



Congratulations to Julia Christopher on her promotion to Gallery Director

Julia Christopher Director

Photo Credit: Chris Iatesta (October 2013)





Numina 19


Brad Cole, Numina 19

Henry Gilpin, Highway One




Oliver Gagliani, White Door, Eureka, Nevada 1973





Jeff Koons Portrait Sets A New World Auction Record

For A Single Photograph

$9.4 Million


This portrait of Jeff Koons attached to a fluorescent light box significantly surpassed Sotheby's initial estimate as well as Andreas Gursky's former world record set in 2011 (for his three-meter wide photograph of the Rhine River which sold for $4.3 million).




Christopher Burkett Darkroom








We recently had a visit from the next generation of classical photography lovers!

Hosted by Bach to the Future and the Center for Photographic Arts

CPA kids




"The most luminous and stable color material of the Pre-Digital Era"


Two gallery photographers received news that impacts the future of their wet darkroom production. Acclaimed floral photographer, Carol Henry, who inspired by the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe spent six years inventing her unique photographic process and Christopher Burkett, renowned American landscape photographer, were informed that Ilford's Swiss production of the luminous archival Cibachrome photographic paper that they each employ for the creation of their photography has been discontinued. Christopher Burkett has confirmed that he will continue working in Cibachrome as long as his inventory of paper and chemistry lasts. A very limited inventory of Carol Henry's floral photographs remains available for purchase at the gallery.
Cibachrome (in recent years also known as Ilfochrome) was in production for nearly fifty years. It ultimately represents "the most luminous and stable color material of the Pre Digital Era" according to Getty conservationists.

Please click on link to review our remaining inventory of Carol Henry Cibachrome photographs.







Red Beard

Red Beard




Roman Loranc and Dave Gardner

David Gardner with Roman Loranc - On Press at Dual Graphics

David Gray Gardner Retires

In 1981, Ansel Adams claimed David Gardner was " the greatest photography book printer in the world"

For thirty years, Dave's several decades of professional experience and total dedication to nothing less than facsimile reproduction of our original photographs was indispensable to Photography West Graphics. Our first two editions won the coveted "Photography Book of the Year Award" from Friends of Photography and we kept raising the bar for superior quality black and white photographic monographs with every edition thereafter using Dave's unique patented Fultone process and deep abiding dedication to fine art photography.

Thank you for training Kevin Broady and the whole team at Dual Graphics to carry on with the most legendary photographic printing in the world!





Printing Industries Association of Southern California

2010 Winner - Best of Category - Art Books

Roman Loranc - Fractal Dreams


Congratulations Dave Gardner , Kevin Broady and the entire crew at Dual Graphics for producing this award winning book for Roman Loranc.

Photography West raised production standards for Fractal Dreams

80 lb Centura Gloss Cover for Text Pages

Custom Embossed Heavy Weight End Papers

Staccato Fultone Reproductions - a first!

Japanese silk, linen or leather custom binding for the limited editions

Thank you for making this our best book ever!


Fractal Dreams Dustjacket




Carol and Roman

Designer/Publisher, Carol Williams with Roman Loranc






Our first edition of The Eternal Body (1986) was reprinted by Chronicle Books after it won the "Photography Book of the Year" award from Friends of Photography and promptly sold out.

We have just heard that Chronicle Books has done yet another printing of our Ruth Bernhard monograph in tandem with Amazon!

30,000 copies of The Eternal Body sold and still counting!

Signed copies of Ruth Bernhard's elegantly slipcased Centennial Edition of The Eternal Body (edition of 100 created in 2005 honoring Ruth on her 100th birthday) remain available through Photography West.

Ruth and Carol - 90th Birthday

Carol Williams with Ruth Bernhard at Ruth's San Francisco apartment - (1992)




Brett Weston and Carol Williams 1992

Brett Weston and Carol Williams, 1992 Highlands Inn, Carmel Highlands, California


New Foundation Envisions Carmel Photography Museum


In honor of the 2011 centennial of Brett Weston's birth, Carol Williams has founded The Brett Weston Photographic Foundation.

The new foundation will have a three-fold mission: to facilitate creation of the Carmel Photography Museum that both Ansel Adams and Brett Weston spoke to her about during their lifetimes - as a permanent historic repository for fine art photographs from the Classical Pre-Digital Era and to provide a public exhibition space devoted to traditional fine art photography. Second, to award regular grants to working photographers distinguished for their mastery of intuitive, contemplative photographic seeing coupled with impeccable traditional wet darkroom craftsmanship. And finally, to support multi-media projects that promote public awareness of the history of Carmel photography and support scholarly research by contemporary writers and film makers focused on documenting Carmel's unique historic photographic legacy.

Brett Weston encouraged the creation of a new museum devoted to photography in downtown Carmel during his lifetime, even suggesting at least two locations. "Carmel is world famous for it's photographic history which spans the past century and Weston knew that many visitors come here from all over the world hoping to find a museum within the downtown commercial district." Williams hopes that such a museum exclusively dedicated to photography would become an important Carmel cultural destination as well as provide a significant educational and historical asset to the community. An extensive website for the Foundation is currently under construction.





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