Since its founding in 1990, the Danziger Gallery has established itself as one of the leading photography venues in the world, known for the originality and diversity of its programming, its representation of established photographers, and the influence of its new discoveries. The gallery was the first to show Richard Misrach's "Sky" pictures, Abelardo Morell's Camera Obscuras, Chuck Close and Vik Muniz's fashion work, and the work of British "camera-less" photographers Susan Derges, Christopher Bucklow, and Garry Fabian Miller.
Moving last year to a three room exhibition space in Chelsea has afforded the gallery a certain nimbleness in terms of its programming allowing it to mount major shows while also responding quickly to new artists and the technological evolution of the medium. Its programming pulls from the worlds of art, new media, and print to create an up to date vision of photography's place in the world.
The gallery maintains an ongoing close creative relationship with its own roster as well as a strong collaborative relationship with other galleries and artists. Outside collaborations include two exhibitions with Jack Pierson (in association with Cheim and Read), several projects (both past and ongoing) with Chuck Close, and three exhibitions of Andy Warhol photographs in conjunction with the Andy Warhol Foundation. Additionally, this year the gallery took on representation of two major collections – The Penn Collection of Robert Franks comprising over 700 prints acquired in 1978; and a private collection of Andy Warhol works comprising several hundred photographs in all different formats.
This past year has seen gallery artists on view in museums in Tokyo, London, Lausanne, Paris, and throughout the U.S.. Paul Fusco's Robert F Kennedy Funeral Train – Rediscovered - a project originated by the gallery in 2008 - was featured at the recent Gwanjgu Biennale in Korea and is now in the collection of The Addison Museum, The Norton Museum of Art, The High Museum of Art, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Susan Derges and Garry Fabian Miller's camera-less photography was on view at the Victoria and Albert Museum; and The Sartorialist (Scott Schuman) was exhibited at The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography The Victoria and Albert Museum, and The Haggerty Museum of Art.
1989 - The James Danziger Gallery opens at 415 West Broadway.
1993 - The James Danziger Gallery moves to 130 Prince St.
1996 - The James Danziger Gallery moves to 851 Madison Avenue
2004 - The James Danziger Gallery re-opens in Chelsea.