L. Parker Stephenson Photographs is a New York based gallery representing artists and specializing in works from the US, Europe, Japan and Africa spanning the 1920s to the present day.
Of particular interest are creative documentary practices and overlooked artists. The Gallery works with clients ranging from veteran collectors to those embarking on their first purchase as well as museums in the US and abroad.
Many of the solo exhibitions presented by the Gallery marked a first for the represented artist or their first in the United States; among these are Raphaël Dallaporta, John Davies, Kikuji Kawada, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, and Witho Worms. Their work has since been acquired by numerous museums and private collectors. The Gallery also maintains an inventory of vintage avant-garde and classic works by leaders in the field and key figures from the 1920s-1950s. Inquiries are invited and welcome.
L. Parker Stephenson opened her gallery in 2009 on Madison Avenue between 65th-66th streets. Fifteen years prior to that, Parker had left a career in banking 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 establishing photography as a collectable fine art. After experiences in the auction world and at the International Center of Photography (ICP) working for the Director, Willis "Buzz" Hartshorn, she went on to join photography dealer Howard Greenberg, serving as Director of Gallery 292 (the intimate offshoot of Greenberg's main gallery until HGG moved to midtown Manhattan). Between the time in SoHo (2000-2003) and Fuller Building (2003-2006), she curated close to 30 exhibitions and managed dozens of artists and estates represented by these galleries. Since setting off on her own, first as a private dealer then in opening the Gallery, Parker has offered clients a focused and personal experience. She enjoys sharing and furthering her passion, curiosity and appreciation for photography with her clients and others visiting the Gallery for the first time. Her reputation is built on connoisseurship, vision, integrity, and trust.