Susan Herzig and Paul Hertzmann have more than 35 years experience in buying and selling vintage photographs. We are passionate about photography, with its unique qualities that delight the eye, the mind, and the heart. Our connoisseurship, knowledge of the art market, and research skills enable us to acquire photographs across the history of photography. We specialize in 20th-century American and European art movements including the Photo-Secession, modernism, f.64, photojournalism, and post-World War II innovations. We also deal in books containing original photographs and unusual or exceptional photographic albums.
We are pleased to share our knowledge of photographs, their quality, condition, and values. Our clients include many prominent museums, private collectors, and colleagues.
Click on “Photographs” to browse either by the name of the photographer or a key word. The key words include specific subject matter and general photographic movements or approaches such as “Photo-Secession” or “photojournalism.” Not all photographs in our inventory are posted on the website, so please inquire if you are searching for something you do not find there. Prices are posted for photographs below $10,000. Prices for prints over $10,000 will be provided upon inquiry.
We publish printed and on-line catalogs on individual photographers, photographic movements, and nineteenth century books and albums with original photographs. Pictures We Like, our occasional “e-catalogs” are also available. Click on “Contact” on the navigation bar to add your name to our mailing list to receive these catalogs regularly. Click on “Catalogs” on the navigation bar to acquire copies of past publications.
Research in the history of photography is one of our major pursuits. We have been compiling a thorough bibliography and exhibition record for Edward Weston, up to his death in 1958. Over 2500 books, magazines, newspapers and catalogs that either cite Weston and/or reproduce his photographs have been discovered and more than 425 solo or group exhibitions where his work hung have been documented.
We are always ready to purchase fine vintage photographs, books, and albums and welcome your offers by email and telephone. We buy for inventory and for our personal collections of portraits of American artists before 1950 and nineteenth century images of the American West. Click on “Sell to Us" on the navigation bar.
We are members of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) since 1980 and the Private Art Dealers Association (PADA) since 1991.