The Gallery: 1898 Union Street

While anyone can use Neomodern no matter where you are in US, there's nothing like making a journey to our flagship studio in San Francisco. There you can relax, work with our team to help you select photos, and settle into your session with the printmaster. But the best part is the museum gallery, where you can experience masterworks up close, to see some of the greatest works of modernist photography ever created. We invite all lovers of photography to make the journey to Union Street and experience Neomodern in person!


The walls of NEOMODERN are covered with examples of inspiring photography from exclusive private art collections. Also included are selected prints from our customers, which we occasionally feature when we discover something outstanding. * Info cards will note when prints in the gallery are for sale. 

We won't just show any cool photograph. We want to both celebrate the great work from our customers and want display exemplary pieces that will inspire and instruct other photographers to creating their own best work.

* If chosen and with your permission, we will sell your piece and evenly split the revenue with you.


The permanent collection of Neomodern is selected from hundreds of modernist photographers—Ansel Adams, Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz, Callahan, Lavenson... 


Masterworks currently on display


John Gutmann



Andres Kerstez

Meudon, 1928

Arnold Newman

Igor Stravinsky, 1946


[A short video about this image.]


George Tice

Amish Children in the Snow, 1969


[A short video about this image.]

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Museum, Naples, 1963

Our Masterworks are constantly being rotated to best demonstrate modernist ways of seeing and photographing the people, events, and things around us. We believe that any person’s photographic skills will improve just by spending time with and looking at these classic pieces. 

We are in the process of designing a page of video and audio clips that you can use to create a self-guided exploration through our gallery of photos.

Founder and Chief Photo Officer, Michael Rubin, talks about his favorite picture on display at Neomodern.

Rubin, talks about a George Tice image, "Amish Children Playing in Snow." 

Photographer and NEOMODERN printmaster Arturo Pedrosa walks us through his capture process of an image he recently printed, matted, and framed and is currently on display in our gallery.
Photographer Michael Rubin talks about his inspiration for grabbing his camera during a rare San Francisco lightning storm, the challenges of making a picture, and why he chose to have it framed at NEOMODERN.

Michael Rubin discusses how he captured one of his popular images while in Italy (2015), and highlights the importance of framing and letting the capture moment come to you.