HISTORY

Obscura Gallery was formed by Owner and Director Jennifer Schlesinger and represents the finest contributions to the history of photography both through contemporary and vintage 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 photographic progresses to create unique, fine 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 other 19th-21st Century 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 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.