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about us: our history

Impressions Gallery promotes photography that gets people looking, thinking and talking.

Ambition, artistic risks and ideas are at our creative heart.

Established in 1972 as one of the first specialist photographic galleries in Europe we have grown to become one of the UK's leading independent venues for contemporary photography. Since our inception, we have supported and encouraged artists who have challenged and changed photography.

We have been instrumental in expanding peoples' perceptions and understanding of photography and played a vital part in raising the status of the art form.

We are a not-for-profit organisation who are dedicated towards providing the local community and our wider international audiences the very best of contemporary photography.


Impressions Gallery in Colliergate, York, our premises from 1976 to 1992