PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 272: ‘Photo Collecting Special’ with Peter Fetterman

In this ‘Photo Collecting’ episode UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed connecting with Peter Fetterman in Santa Monica to discuss all aspects of photo collecting, including pricing, selling, archives, keeping true to your vision, the art market and the photography gallery.

Born in London, Peter Fetterman has been deeply involved in the medium of photography for over thirty years. Initially a filmmaker, producer and collector, he set up his first gallery over twenty years ago. Fetterman was one of the pioneer tenants of Bergamot Station, the Santa Monica Center of the Arts when it first opened in 1994. Today, his gallery has one of the largest inventories of classic 20th Century photography in the United States particularly in humanist photography including work by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Steve McCurry, Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro, Willy Ronis, André Kertesz, Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Lillian Bassman. His book The Power of Photography was published in 2022. www.peterfetterman.com

If you would like to hear more from Peter you can here: www.peterfetterman.com/video/16-photo-london-the-power-of-photography/

Photographers represented by Fetterman:

BERENICE ABBOTT

ANSEL ADAMS

KRISTOFFER ALBRECHT

MARIO ALGAZE

EVE ARNOLD

SID AVERY

LILLIAN BASSMAN

CECIL BEATON

HARRY BENSON

RUTH BERNHARD

JOEL BERNSTEIN

DOROTHY BOHM

EDOUARD BOUBAT

SAMUEL BOURNE

BILL BRANDT

MANUEL ALVAREZ BRAVO

DAN BUDNIK

WYNN BULLOCK

HARRY CALLAHAN

ROBERT CAPA

PAUL CAPONIGRO

BRIGITTE CARNOCHAN

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON

RAYMOND CAUCHETIER (FRANCE, B. 1920)

JEFFREY CONLEY

RICHARD CORMAN

TED CRONER

EDWARD CURTIS

LOU D’ELIA

GEORGES DAMBIER

BRUCE DAVIDSON

ROGER A. DEAKINS

ROBERT DOISNEAU

JOHN DOMINIS

DUFFY

ALFRED EISENSTAEDT

MARTIN ELKORT

ELLIOTT ERWITT

ERNESTO ESQUER

NAT FEIN

NEIL FOLBERG 

MARTINE FRANCK

GIANNI BERENGO GARDIN

FLOR GARDUÑO

MARIO GIACOMELLI

RALPH GIBSON

ORMOND GIGLI

JUDY GLICKMAN LAUDER

BURT GLINN

LUIS GONZÁLEZ PALMA

WILLIAM GOTTLIEB

RENÉ GROEBLI

CHARLES HARBUTT

BERT HARDY

CIG HARVEY

WILLIAM HEICK

WILLIAM HELBURN

CHESTER HIGGINS JR.

DON HONG-OAI

THURSTON HOPKINS

HORST P. HORST

GEORGE HOYNINGEN-HUENE

EARLIE HUDNALL

DON HUNSTEIN

GRACIELA ITURBIDE

COLIN JONES

DAFYDD JONES

MIHO KAJIOKAYOUSUF KARSH

MICHAEL KENNA

ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ

WILLIAM KLEIN

HEINRICH KÜHN

JACQUES-HENRI LARTIGUE

BARRY LATEGAN

LASZLO LAYTON

NEIL LEIFER

HERMAN LEONARDO. WINSTON LINK

JACQUES LOWE

DANNY LYON

FRED LYON

GREGORI MAIOFIS (ГРИГОРИЙ МАЙОФИС)

KURT MARKUS

STEVE MCCURRY

RYAN MCINTOSH

FRANCES MCLAUGHLIN-GILL

SHEILA METZNER

BYUNG-HUN MIN

DAVID MONTGOMERY

SARAH MOON

ARNOLD NEWMAN

TERRY O’NEILL

NOELL OSZVALD

NORMAN PARKINSON

BERNARD PLOSSU

DAVID PLOWDEN

LEN PRINCE

LILO RAYMOND

MARC RIBOUD

GRACE ROBERTSON

WILLY RONIS

WALTER ROSENBLUM

JOHN EDWARD SACHE

SEBASTIÃO SALGADO

PENTTI SAMMALLAHTI

JÜRGEN SCHADEBERG

JERRY SCHATZBERG

CHARLES SCOWEN

NORMAN SEEFF

JOHN SIMMONS

HERB SNITZER

MELVIN SOKOLSKY

LOUIS STETTNER

ROBERT STIVERS

WOLFGANG SUSCHITZKY

JOHN SZARKOWSKI

PATRICK TABERNA

GEORGE TICE

RON VAN DONGEN

SABINE WEISS

ALFRED WERTHEIMER

BRETT WESTON

DON WORTH

MAX YAVNO

FRED ZINNEMANN

Dr. Grant Scott is the founder/curator of United Nations of Photography, a Senior Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator: Photography at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, a working photographer, documentary filmmaker, BBC Radio contributor and the author of Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained (Routledge 2014), The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography (Routledge 2015), New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography (Routledge 2019). His film Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay was first screened in 2018 www.donotbendfilm.com. He is the presenter of the A Photographic Life and In Search of Bill Jay podcasts.

Scott’s next book Condé Nast Have Left The Building: Six Decades of Vogue House will be published by Orphans Publishing in the Spring of 2024.

© Grant Scott 2023

2 comments

  1. Listening to Mr. Fetterman’s insights on the gallery system was enlightening and inspiring. I’ve a 50 year relationship with photography, both commercially and personally. Only now am I considering the sale of prints. To edition or not has been the sticking point, but Mr. Fetterman has confirmed my suspicion that limited edition prints have more to do with a commercial scheme and less with the dialog between artist and observer. I’m more interested in that dialogue.

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