The Power of Photography

Swimming Pool Designed by Alain Capeilleres, Le Brusc, Var, France, 1976 © Martine Franck

9th May 2022

Gallerist Peter Fetterman talks to photography expert Philippe Garner about The Power of Photography, a fascinating new book reflecting the online project Fetterman conceived during the pandemic.


Peter Fetterman

Born in London, Peter Fetterman has been deeply involved in the medium of photography for over 40 years. Initially a filmmaker and collector, he set up his first gallery over 30 years ago in 1988. He was one of the pioneer tenants of Bergamot Station, the Santa Monica Center of the Arts when it first opened in 1994.

The gallery 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, Sarah Moon and Jeffrey Conley.

Peter and his colleagues are committed to promoting the awareness and appreciation of the most powerful of the mediums in an intimate, user-friendly salon environment.


Phillippe Garner

Philippe Daniel Garner is a British expert on photography- Garner joined Sotheby’s Auctioneers and in 1971 took charge of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco department. The same year he held the first specialist auction of photography in the United Kingdom.