Silver Eye began in 1979 as two separate organizations: Blatent Image Gallery, a cooperative gallery designed to provide exhibition space to local fine art photographers, and The Silver Eye Photographic Workshop, which brought nationally known photographers to Pittsburgh to exhibit their work and to conduct workshops.
These two organizations merged in 1985 and became the Blatent Image/Silver Eye, which later changed to Silver Eye Center for Photography in 1985.
Gallery visitors admire Dylan Vitone's panorama in Pittsburgh Now in the summer of 2005.
William Wade, Dylan Vitone, Annie O'Niell, Steven Adams, Carrie Schneider, Rob Long, Lake Fong, Henry Simonds, Linda Benedict-Jones, Ken Keely and Heather Mull.
Students respond to photographs by James VanDerZee, 2000
Gallery visitors to Keith Carter "Poet of the Ordinary" in 2004
In 2017 Silver Eye began the New Vision Campaign to relocate our gallery from the South Side to Penn Avenue.
In the summer of 2017 our main gallery was named for the artist and philanthropist Aaronell DeRoy Gruber and her husband Irving Gruber.
Silver Eye's first opening reception after relocating for the exhibition "Past Present Future."
The June 2017 Grand Re-Opening Party for Silver Eye after the relocation to the Bloomfield-Garfield neighborhood.