Susan Nalband

Director, 555 Gallery

Susan Nalband’s is the founder and director of 555 Gallery in Boston. Her personal admiration for the work of the many  talented photographers she has come to know, led her to the creation of the gallery dedicated to fine art photography.

Nalband has over thirty years of experience as a photographer, an entrepreneur, and art consultant. 555 Gallery produces  10 – 12 exhibits and events per year, including one to three person shows, group shows, and portfolio walks and manages a presence on

555 Gallery specializes in bringing the work of a growing number of emerging and established fine art photographers to  collectors and buyers in Boston and internationally. Deep research, thorough portfolio reviews, reviews of photography by  appointment at the gallery, studio visits and membership in professional photography circles gives Nalband the  opportunity to curate work for the gallery. Her interests are broad and include all genres of photography and an expanding interest in video art.

Recently Nalband has reviewed portfolios at New England Portfolio Reviews, Photolucida, RISD graduates and MFA  candidates, and Critical Mass, and curated the Take 5 exhibition.

Nalband was raised in Minneapolis, and was heavily influenced by her family’s love of art and artists and the Walker Art  Center’s collection of 20th century art giants. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in  photography and journalism. Through 555 Gallery exhibitions and programs Nalband endeavors to create interesting,  meaningful exhibitions and events while supporting the work of talented artists.

The gallery is located in South Boston, where old industrial and new residential meet the Seaport and Innovation  Districts.  The gallery resides in 2000 square feet of a renovated 1950s manufacturing plant. Nalband is a member of the Board of Directors of Medicine Wheel Productions, and formerly the Board of Directors of the South Boston Association of Non-profits. She participates in a monthly photography print group, a film review group as well as a member of Friends of Photography at the MFA in Boston. Twice a year 555 Gallery participates in South Boston Open Studios.

Nalband lives in South Boston, loves outsiders, Brooklyn and Martha’s Vineyard and is afraid of dogs.

Reviewing Thursday, September 24 – Saturday, September 26