Andrew Smith Gallery of Fine Photography

Andrew Smith Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico has been buying and selling Historic and Fine Art Photography for 43 years. Since 1974 our mission has been to preserve and promote the legacy of important 19th and 20th Century Photography, and to specialize in collecting and selling Classic Photography in the 21st Century.

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Ansel Adams (1902-1984) is the great master of twentieth century photography, renowned for his magnificent landscapes and other subjects. He created the most famous art photograph in the history of photography, “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941,” a work of art that changed the course of photographic history by showing that photography was as powerful as painting, sculpture or architecture. We owe much of our understanding of wilderness areas and their preservation to the hundreds of breathtaking photographs he took in Yosemite.  Adams taught educators, curators, collectors, and millions of people worldwide about photography’s aesthetic, spiritual and technical virtues. 

“Grass and Pool,” 1935 ca.
7.1” x 9” Silver Gelatin Print



William Clift (b. 1944) is a Santa Fe based photographer known for his elegant photographs of landscape, architecture and people.  Born in Boston, Clift began photographing in his teens and has made his living with photography since 1963.  His photographic projects have included the old Boston City Hall, the Hudson River Valley, courthouses around the country, the desert southwest, and Mont San-Michel, France.  He is currently photographing the Frank Lloyd Wright House near Camelback Mountain, Phoenix.  Clift’s photographs are impeccably printed by the artist. Like his old friend, master photographer Paul Caponigro, Clift seeks out subtleties behind the superficial appearance of things.

“Reflection, Old St. Louis County Courthouse, St. Louis, Missouri,” 1976
13” x 16.25” Silver Gelatin Print


“Knox County Courthouse, Vincennes, Indiana,” 1976
9.5” x 7.5” Silver Gelatin Print



Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966) was a early 20th-century photographer who was central to the development of American pictorialism.  He also made some of the first completely abstract photographs. Born in Boston, Coburn and his mother moved to London in 1899. There his professional career began at age 17 when a nine of his photographs were acquired by The Royal Photographic Society. He was a member of the prestigious The Linked Ring, an association of the most elite artistic photographers of that era. After studying with Edward Steichen, Robert Demarcy, Gertrude Kasebier and Arthur Wesley Dow, he traveled throughout Europe photographing cities and landscapes, some of which became the frontispieces for an American edition of Henry James’ novels. His works were published in Camera Work (No. 15 & 21) and exhibited at Alfred Stieglitz’s “291” gallery. 

“Westminster Abbey,” 1905
8.125” x 6.125” Photogravure


“St. Paul’s From The River,” 1906 ca.
7” x 6.375” Photogravure


“Trafalgar Square,” 1905 ca.


“On the Embankment,” 1910
8.5” x 6.25” Photogravure


“Leicester Square,” 1906
7.875” x 6.125 Photogravure


“The Temple,” 1910
8.25” x 6.25” Photogravure


“London Bridge,” 1910
7.75” x 6.25” Photogravure



Frederick H. Evans (1853-1943), the foremost British photographer in the 1900s, was a  bookseller and collector, and admired by artists, writers and critics living in England in the late nineteenth century. George Bernard Shaw dubbed him, "the most artistic of photographers.”  Evans advocated "untouched realism" in an era when it was believed that only by elaborate manipulation of photographic negative and print could photography approximate fine art.  At the same time, he attempted to show that the physical realm corresponded to the spiritual. Evans belonged to a group of photographers who described themselves as "Purist".  He developed his negatives mechanically and printed them, without retouching, by contact on platinum paper, chosen for its ability to reproduce the rich tonal scale of the negative. Evan's great contribution to the history of photography was his interpretation of the majestic medieval cathedrals of England and France. His masterwork, the Albert Harrison album of Gloucester Cathedral, printed in 1890 and 1891, contained 40 unpublished platinum prints.

“4. Gloucester Cathedral. S. Porch,” 1890
5.8” x 4.4” Platinum Print


“31. Gloucester Cathedral. Early English Arcade,” 1890
4.5” x 6” Platinum Print


“65. Gloucester Cathedral. The Deanery,” 1890
4.5” x 5.8” Platinum Print


67. Gloucester Cathedral & old Parliament House,” 1890
5.8” x 4.5” Platinum Print



Since the early 1960's, Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) has been acknowledged as the premier master of American photography.  Composing his images with "snapshot aesthetic" and working within the traditions of Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, Garry Winogrand, and Robert Frank, Friedlander was among the first to photograph the "social landscape" of America.  In the 1960's his shockingly new aesthetic of asymmetrical fragmented images lacking defined borders showed the U.S. as a disturbing mixture of order and chaos, warmth and alienation, refinement and commercialism. Transcending mere documents, Friedlander’s photographs are the result of his unique ability to structure scenes through the camera lens. Friedlander has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C.; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and elsewhere.

“Minot, North Dakota,” 1972
6.375” x 9.5” Silver Gelatin Print


“118-2: France, 1972 (Evergreen Tree Northern France)
6.5” x 9.875” Silver Gelatin Print


“Petunias, Salinas, California,” 1972
9.75” x 6.5” Silver Gelatin Print



Born in Mardin, Armenia in 1908, Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) grew up under the horrors of the Armenian massacres. At age 16, he immigrated to Canada where he apprenticed with John H. Garo of Boston, an eminent photographer of his day who inspired Karsh to photograph distinguished men and women of that era. In 1941 his portrait of Winston Churchill in LIFE magazine captured the indomitable spirit of the British people. The image became the subject of a dozen postage stamps, and was one of the most widely reproduced photographs in the history of photography. Karsh went on to photograph scientists, artists, musicians, and men and women of letters who shaped the 20th century. His most famous portraits include Georgia O’Keeffe, Ernest Hemingway, Joan Miro, Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, Pablo Casals and Albert Schweitzer. 

“Joan Miro,” 1965
23.75” x 19.9” Silver Gelatin Print



Born in Fort Des Moines, Iowa in 1952, Gertrude Stanton Käsebier (1852-1934) was passionate about painting and drawing from early childhood.  After her children reached adolescence she enrolled in the Pratt Institute to study drawing and painting and in 1894 she had added photography to her techniques. After winning two photography contests, she realized that photography was her vocation.  Defying the conventions of that era, Käsebier opened her own studio in New York at age thirty-six to help support her ailing husband and to further her career as a photographer. In 1902, Alfred Stieglitiz promoted her work in the first publication of Camera Notes, and organized solo exhibitions of her work at the Camera Club of New York.  She was one of the founding members of Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession group.  By 1901 her photographs had been exhibited in Paris and London, and she had become the first woman elected to The Linked Ring of art photographers. She traveled to Paris with Edward Steichen where she photographed August Rodin.  Motherhood and portraiture were Käsebier's favorite themes.  Her timeless works helped elevate the photographic portrait to the status of an art form.

“Mrs. Alexander Tison (Nancy Jane),” 1904
7.9” x 6” Platinum Print



Born in Louisiana, Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985) is regarded as the first surrealist photographer in the United States. He intended to become a writer in the style of the French symbolists, but at 25 discovered photography and taught himself the craft.  He worked as a freelance architectural photographer for Vogue magazine and the US government.  After he left Vogue he devoted himself to personal projects, using a wide range of photographic styles and techniques.  His book “Ghosts Along the Mississippi” was published in 1948. His nostalgic images conjure up a haunted, vanishing era and to this end he used architectural features, models, costumes and props to create allegorical pictures.  He died in New Orleans leaving behind 17,000 negatives and 30,000 books and was buried in Paris’s Père Lachaise Cemetery.

“The Revealing Shadows,” 1957
9.4” x 7.5” Silver Gelatin Print



Annie Leibovitz (b. 1949),one of her generation's most entertaining and popular photographers, is primarily known for her provocative, humorous and insightful portraits of celebrities. Her legendary portrait of “John Lennon and Yoko Ono, New York City, 1981”, was taken on the same day that Lennon was killed. Born in Connecticut, Leibovitz studied painting and photography at the San Francisco Art Institute and at age 24 was hired by Rolling Stone Magazine, where she worked as its chief photographer for ten years. Her photographs have been published in Rolling Stone, Time, Life,  The  New  York  Times  Magazine, Esquire, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Paris-Match, and the London Sunday Times Magazine.  Her retrospective exhibit, “Annie Leibovitz: Photographs 1970-1990,” was the first one-woman exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

“Michael Jordon, New York City,” 1991
14.3” x 11.5” Cibachrome Print


“June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash, Hiltons, Virginia,” 2001
18.75” x 18.75” Silver Gelatin Print



Born in Prague in 1935, Jan Sudek lost many family members in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during World War II.  He and his brother were held in a children's concentration camp located near the Polish-Czeck border. In 1950 he acquired a Kodak Baby Brownie and worked as a print shop worker until 1983. In 1959 he started using more advanced camera Flexaret 6x6,  and began painting and drawing. Inspired by Steichen's Family of Man catalogue, Saudek decided to become a serious art photographer, and in 1969 he traveled to the United States and was encouraged by the curator at the Chicago Art Institute, Hugh Edwards. Back in Prague, Saudek worked in a clandestine manner in a cellar to avoid the secret police.His best-known works are hand-tinted, dream-like photographs in which nude or semi-nude figures act out dramas inside crumbling plaster rooms or against painted backdrops. Much of his work is reminiscent of the studio and tableaux works of mid-nineteenth century erotic photographers, as well as the Polish-French painter, Balthus. 

“Medallion,” 1970
10” x 12.6” Silver Gelatin Print


(page with text, two hands, pen & ink, photo, lamp on a flat surface)
8.4” x 12.75” Silver Gelatin Print


(man rows canoe in water that has a marbled-like surface)
8.8” x 12.6” Silver Gelatin Print




Born in Detroit in 1934, Jerry Uelsmann is known for dream-like scenes created by hand-printing multiple negatives on single sheets of paper that challenge conventional notions of reality. In the late 1950s Uelsmann’s irrational, imaginative juxtapositions of disparate images changed the language and directions of photography, as he convinced critics that photography offered alternatives to the conventional "purist" sensibility that had driven the medium since the time of Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand. Uelsmann’s seamlessly printed photographs evoking myth, magic, humor and melancholy act as doorways into elusive states of feeling and thinking. Uelsmann taught at the University of Florida in Gainesville from 1960 to his retirement. His work is in major museum collections throughout the world.

(Woman with ‘Rock’ Chest), 1964
13.75” x 8.125” Silver Gelatin Print



Social documentary photographer Max Yavno (1911-1985), born in New York to Russian immigrants. His humanistic sensitivity informs his street photographs made in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Yavno studied political economics at Columbia University and worked as a social worker in 1935. In 1936 he began photographing New York street life for the Works Progress Administrations' Federal Theater Project. He served as president of the Photo League in 1938 and 1939. During World War II he taught film and photography with the Army Air Corp. He moved to San Francisco after the war where he taught and had a freelance career with clients such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Yavno photographed in Mexico, Morocco, Israel, and Egypt, and was the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.Twenty of his prints were selected by Edward Steichen for the permanent collection at the New York MOMA in 1950.

“Third Street Bayview, San Francisco”
6.5” x 9.4” Silver Gelatin Print