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Mountain Light Gallery

Address: 106 South Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514
Phone Number: 760.873.7700
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Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Bishop
Type: Art galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Art galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Boechout, Belgium
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72 reviews 72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

I first got to know Galen Rowell through homework my son had to do about a famous photographer. He picked Galen Rowell, got to know his passion for the great outdoors and for climbing, his photographic style (a master of capturing light) and also the sad circumstances of his premature accidental death, together with his wife. What a great opportunity... More 

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Fremont, California
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2,105 reviews 2,105 reviews
1,288 attraction reviews
1,229 helpful votes 1,229 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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241 reviews 241 reviews
37 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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473 reviews 473 reviews
194 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 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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560 reviews 560 reviews
168 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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