L. Parker Stephenson is a photography dealer based in New York specializing in avant-garde and classic photographs of the 20th century. She also represents a select number of contemporary artists whose work is inspired by these traditions. For over a decade she has been selling to and advising private collectors and corporate clients of all levels as well as museums in the US and abroad.
In addition to selling prints from her own inventory, Parker works with clients, ranging from veteran collectors to those embarking on their first acquisition, on the various aspects of collecting. By way of example, her services include:
Parker spends a considerable portion of her time in Europe working with and for clients, previewing auctions, and visiting art fairs. In light of this, and to be better able to provide Europe-related services to her clients, she has established a collaboration with a colleague in Belgium.
Parker enjoys sharing and furthering her passion, curiosity, and appreciation for photography with her clients. Her reputation is built on connoisseurship, integrity, trust, and discretion.
Inquiries from all are invited and welcome.
Parker left a career in banking in 1995 to pursue her passion for photography. Her formal entry into the field was as an apprentice to Harry H. Lunn, Jr., a pioneer art dealer who played a pivotal role in creating and developing public and private appreciation for photography as a collectible fine art.
She went on to work for New York photography dealer Howard Greenberg. Soon after she joined in 1999, she served as Director of Gallery 292, the intimate offshoot of Greenberg's main gallery. During the five years she spent at Gallery 292 and Howard Greenberg Gallery, she curated close to thirty exhibitions and managed dozens of artists and estates represented by the galleries.
In 2004, motivated by the opportunity to offer clients a more focused and personal approach, Parker set off on her own, establishing herself as a private dealer.
In 2009 she moved to her current space on Madison Avenue between 65th and 66th streets where her office and gallery are located.