Halsted Gallery – Fine Art Photography
Since November of 1969

In November of 1969, Tom Halsted decided to turn his love of photography into a business by opening a gallery dedicated solely to the sale and promotion of fine art photography. This was almost unheard of at the time as the number of galleries doing so was less than a handful. He found a great old house in his hometown of Birmingham, Michigan in which to start his first gallery. In the early days, Tom had personal relationships with some of the masters of photography including Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Harry Callahan, Andre’ Kertesz and many others. There were many instances when photographers, such as Berenice Abbott would ask Tom how to price their photographs. A glimpse at many of these relationships can be seen in the letters and photos in our Gallery page.

In 1980, Tom participated in the founding of the AIPAD organization and was also one of it’s first presidents. Years later, his daughter Wendy served as a board member. With the advent of the internet and the Fine Art exhibitions, things have changed. The gallery is now open to people from all over the world at the touch of a button or a quick plane trip.

Today, The Halsted Gallery is still dedicated to the education and promotion of fine art photography, encompassing the 19th and 20th centuries as well as contemporary photography. While the gallery still emphasizes photographs from 1900 – 1950, we also embrace newer contemporary photographers in our collections. We invite you to visit us either in person, on the web or at one of the many shows we participate in throughout the country.