Dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of photographic art in all its forms, the Solander Collection has a special emphasis on international traditions, under-represented and forgotten artists, ethnic diversity, and women. The aim of the collection is to broaden the understanding of photography as inclusive and democratic.


[Solander is a different kind of collection, founded on principles of diversity, inclusion, and the democracy of images.]

Nearly all works are vintage (made within a few years of the negative) and include many rarities and ‘firsts’. It is a working collection, intended to be shared through exhibitions and publications. The collection is based in Oregon and California and is available to view by appointment, when it is not on public view.

The curators acknowledge the First Peoples of the land and recognise their continuous connection to land, culture and community. We pay respect to their Elders, leaders and artists, past, present and emerging. Native American, First Nations and Australian Aboriginal viewers are advised that this collection contains images and names of deceased persons.


[Stunning material. It was long overdue to shift the focus of canonised photographic history to lesser known photographs by women and photographers of colour.]

–Mirjam Brusius, German Historical Institute, London

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