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Best Photography Galleries In Baltimore

The true art behind photography comes with the ability to capture the essence of a moment in time. And yet, much work and detail goes into creating that specific moment so that evoking emotion from the viewer will be an effortless task. The photography galleries of Baltimore collect many of these moments in the hopes of connecting with you.
Robert McClintock Gallery

Robert McClintock
1809 Thames St
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(410) 814-2800

Price: Free
Hours: Tues to Sat - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This self-taught photographer, with a family history immersed in the arts, is not afraid to go the extra mile in his work. Robert McClintock embraced the digital age with an open mind, taking advantage of what all of these cameras have to offer. Along with thousands of images highlighting Baltimore scenes, people and animals, in addition to subjects elsewhere, he uses Adobe Photoshop to "paint" over photos, giving a whimsical quality to each picture he snaps. After a brief period in Federal Hill, his studio and gallery are now located in the heart of Fells Point.

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Mark Planisek at Light Street Gallery
'Second Floor Hallway Window' by Mark Planisek (credit: Mark Planisek via

Light Street Gallery
1448 Light St
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(301) 762-4908

Price: Free
Hours: Changes according to featured exhibits, call ahead before visiting

Artists no longer need to die before they may reap the benefits of fame. Linda and Steven Krensky's gallery in Federal Hill promotes the original works of living artists, many of whom are local to the Baltimore area. Much of the photography displayed exhibits a wide spectrum of talent and taste. Some photographers aim to reflect a natural, organic feel in their work, while others take advantage of the well-known historical and architectural subjects of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Special events are held throughout the year and are open to the public.

Charles E. Emery
Charles E. Emery, Fogged in at City Dock, c. 1950. (credit: Charles E. Emery via

The Annapolis Collection Gallery
55 West St
Annapolis, Md. 21401
(410) 280-1414

Price: Free
Hours: Daily - 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

This gallery is just a short ride down I-97 and within walking distance of the beautiful Annapolis harbor. Works by numerous master photographers are displayed, including Charles E. Emery and Bo Zaunders, as well as Annapolis elitists Sally Wern Comport and Greg Harlin. These artists have gained recognition both internationally as well as locally. Events showcasing the artists' new work are held throughout the year. Check the website for upcoming events.

Candida Hofer - George Peabody Library
The work of Candida Höfer was recently on view at the BMA. (credit: Courtesy of the artist and Sonnabend Gallery, New York. © Candida Höfer/VG-Bild/Kunst, Bonn 2010)

Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21218
(443) 573-1700

Price: Free
Hours: Wed to Fri - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat and Sun - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Prints, Drawings & Photographs collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art contains more than 3,000 photographs alongside drawings dated to reveal hundreds of years of talent. Along with experimental European photography, the Gallagher/Dalsheimer collection includes American photographers, from the colorful William Eggleston to Edward Weston and Gordon Parks, who favored the use of black-and-white film. The works of modern-day photographers include Rineke Dijstra, Carrie Mae Weens and Jeff Wall.

Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
1300 West Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore, Md. 21217
(410) 225-2280

Price: Free
Hours: Mon to Sat - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For over a century, MICA has instructed its students in photography with the understanding that it requires more than a point-and-shoot attitude. A broad spectrum of ground must be covered, including camera type, lighting, perspective and subject, so that the artist may continue to push his or her limits and even settle into a niche. This is evident through the galleries promoting student work, where a multitude of subjects and mediums are used. Come support these local budding artists as they look to perfect their craft.

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Pam Smith graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in English and a passion for writing. Her adaptive nature led her to work in the scientific, energy supply, and business industries while writing on a multitude of topics for various online media. Pam currently resides in Baltimore County. Her work can be found at

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