HISTORY

Sketch by Clavio Designs and Planning, 2016

Obscura Gallery was formed by Owner and Director Jennifer Schlesinger. Obscura Gallery represents fine art photography with a special interest in contemporary approaches to the medium as well as vintage 19th-20th Century works. A photography dealer, and artist herself, Jennifer brings to Obscura Gallery the experience of being the Director of Verve Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe, New Mexico for eleven years until they closed in 2017. Obscura Gallery, conceived in 2016, and named after the original Camera Obscura, was founded on Jennifer’s passion for photography which is deeply rooted in the history of the medium. The Gallery encourages the ways in which contemporary artists are using photography to create unique additions to the history of the medium which began nearly 200 years ago.

In addition to offering for sale the artwork by Obscura Gallery’s roster of artists and gallery inventory, we also offer collection building, consulting and advising, as well as estate representation, and consignments. We can assist in many facets of photographic collection, de-accession, and research.

Obscura Gallery’s is located in the Santa Fe downtown historic district two blocks east of the revitalized Railyard district in a renovated historic building. Obscura Gallery shares the newly renovated space with Brant Mackley Gallery  which specializes in exceptional antique North America Indian, Oceanic, Asian, and African art and the two offer their audience a unique Santa Fe gallery experience. In the interim, Obscura Gallery is open by appointment, please call 505-577-6708 to inquire.

Obscura Gallery was honored a membership to the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) in December 2016.