Paul Paletti Gallery

We exhibit historic and contemporary photographic artworks of museum quality in which the photographer combines a superlative degree of technical virtuosity along with a distinctive vision.

Current Exhibitions

In a New Light: Couplets from the Paul Paletti Collection

For our summer show, Paul has combed his collection for couplets paired to help the viewer to see familiar images in a new light. Selected images include work by Brett Weston, Lynn Geesaman, Tom Baril, Edward Steichen and many others.

July 15 – November 23, 2022

Introducing Shelby Lee Adams

The Paul Paletti Gallery is pleased to welcome the IKT Congress to Kentucky for their 2022 meeting. To support their theme, “Global Appalachia” we will be hosting the delegates for a show by native Kentuckian and gallery favorite Shelby Lee Adams of his work (both color and black and white) with the people of Eastern Kentucky.

Shelby’s distinctive style of environmental portraits has created a unique and compassionate record of the people in that region’s rural areas and hollers. Working completely by word-of-mouth referral, Shelby has photographed several generations of families who have become his friends and subjects over the years.

Opening September 17, 2022

Our Mission

The mission of the Paul Paletti Gallery is to educate the public about photography as a sophisticated art medium that is varied, beautiful, and highly collectible.

Visit Us

We are open weekdays from 9am to 5pm and also by appointment.

Every first Friday the gallery, along with 20+ Louisville galleries on Main and Market Streets extend their hours, offer refreshments, and welcome thousands to view the artwork.