B. Hollyman Gallery
“Start with one true thing.” – Ernest Hemingway
B. Hollyman Gallery aims for the true thing. You know it when you see. In an instant. And then it is gone. Luckily, we have photography to capture part of it.
We specialize in fine contemporary photography and work to highlight emerging and established photographers both domestically and internationally. Our curatorial interests are eclectic, experimental, and wide-ranging.
We care deeply about collectors, and are active in educating the public about the joys and rewards of collecting fine photography. We strive to make it accessible to all, working closely with both beginning collectors as well as seasoned ones.
Burnes Saint Patrick Hollyman, gallery owner and creator, grew up in a family of photographers and filmmakers, and was exposed to many of his parents’ colleagues who were some of photography’s great masters. His mother, Jean Burnes Hollyman, led a distinguished photographic career from 1938 through the 1980s in fashion and editorial. His father, Thomas Benton Hollyman, was a successful photojournalist and led a storied career from 1936-1975. His sister, Stephenie Hollyman, is also well known and works today, having photographed all over the world for decades, and has published several fine photographic books. His stepmother, Audrey Bingham Hollyman, was a well-known “super agent” in New York City for Norman Parkinson, the photographer for the British Royal Family. Burnes decided early on that the world didn’t need yet another photographer from his family and opened a photo gallery instead.
Amanda Gorence, our Gallery’s Director, has years of experience helping curate and run L. Nowlin Gallery, which was located in our space prior to us. Amanda helps curate and develop new shows and projects at B. Hollyman Gallery. Amanda’s primary interest lies in championing and promoting new and established talent both in the Austin community and internationally.