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Mountain Light Gallery

106 South Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Bishop
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
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Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fremont, California
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1,765 reviews 1,765 reviews
1,101 attraction reviews
1,041 helpful votes 1,041 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Galen and Barbra Rowell are superb photographers and this store is a gem of a store to visit while in Bishop. We have always enjoyed seeing their superb photography and usually buy the calendars and other items as well. It will inspire those who like to take pictures how magic this area is.

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Wiehle, VA
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230 reviews 230 reviews
36 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I had the privilege of meeting Galen and Barbara Rowell not long before their tragic deaths. To put it mildly, Mountain Light Gallery is an essential on a level equal to seeing the Sierra Nevada itself. If you can make only one stop in Bishop, make it Mountain Light Gallery.

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Bellevue, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Galen Rowell was a special photographer and an inspiration to my husband. We kept our expectations low and were blown away by the quality and size of the gallery. Many of Galen's most famous photos were displayed, some with personal stories. You can purchase unsigned prints in several different size and most of his books. His wife Barbara's work was... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

for any photographer a must. I loved it there. The gallery has great photographs and great books. What I liked as well was that you can look around without being bothered by sales people. You can really enjoy the photography.

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Covina, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Actually, the Mountain Light Gallery is as much a tribute to Mr. Rowell as it is to the mountains he loved to photograph. He was a lover of California's Sierra Mountain Range very much in the tradition of a Muir or Adams, but he also was a mountain and rock climber. This is a wonderful gallery to visit and the... More 

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Fullerton, California
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442 reviews 442 reviews
178 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Great place to come and see some outstanding photography of the Sierras. I especially like this gallery as they have their high end items but also offer other items that could fit a smaller budget. Have one of their four seasons posters that I had framed.

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Riverside, California
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541 reviews 541 reviews
168 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We love to visit the Mountain Light Gallery. There is a wide variety of photographs featuring natural beauty and animals from around the world. Many of the photographs were made in the Owens River Valley area. They illustrate a natural beauty many of us miss while passing through the area. It was also nice to learn that Galen's son Tony... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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34 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

More than an homage to it's founder, the world-famous Galen Rowell, this gem of the Eastern Sierra is a focal point (no pun intended) for anyone slightly and deeply interested in fine art photography. The gallery is an oasis isolating the visitor from the pulse of high desert living; the photography is unbelievably beautiful with collections of not only Rowell's... More 

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Alameda, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I was a fan of Galen Rowell and pleasantly surprised to find a gallery of his work during an unexpected stay in Bishop. It is easy to find and visit as it is layed out so you aren't stumbling over other visitors. His photos are beautiful and timeless.

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Incline Village, NV
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127 reviews 127 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

A beautiful gallery with Galen Rowell and his wife's photography. We first saw some of his works at the Creek Side Imn and sought out the gallery to see more. He was a National Geographic photographer so there are photo from all over the world. Some of the most spectacular are of the local areas.

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