About The Gallery

Unique to Northeast Ohio, the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography is one of the country’s finest photography galleries. Galleries dedicated solely to photography are rare, let alone one of this scale.

The gallery space is the result of nearly a year’s worth of renovations to the century-old A.H. Wilson Building (1909). The building has been transformed into a space for showcasing photographic works of art.

The collection includes landmark pieces by more than 160 artists, spanning the entire breadth and history of the photographic medium. From early daguerreotypes and tintypes, to modern giclée prints, from Atget and Nadar, to McCurry and Salgado, you will find all of it here.

Our Practices: We employ the strictest measures in curating and displaying our collection. Each piece that we sell carries a sound provenance and has been photographed and carefully documented before being sealed in its frame. Our enclosures are of the highest standards with 100% archival matting, mounting and sealing. Superior quality glass is used for glazing, providing clarity and protection. Our storefront windows have all been laminated with UV protective film, to reduce wear on prints while on display. 


Tim Belden - Owner, Joseph Saxton Gallery of PhotographyTim Belden

Executive Director & Owner
A long time area resident, Tim Belden’s interest in photography began as a teenager, developing black and white prints. A student of creative writing and art history at Bowling Green and Cornell Universities, Tim opened his first art gallery, LeGallerie, in 1975.

Tim’s current project is the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography. The goal of the gallery is to examine the entire history of photography in one physical location, a goal facilitated by the historic A.H. Wilson Building (1909), in which the collection is housed. Tim is very active in the Arts District, located in Canton's historic downtown and sits on the boards of the Canton Ballet, the Canton Development Partnership, the Special Improvement District, Indigo Ink Press, the Tie 1 On initiative, and About Magazine.

Tim is the owner/operator of the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography, Tuscora Realty, and Nicole Press.


Maria Hadjian

Gallery/Event Manager & Co-Curator
Upon completion of her first two years in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, Maria took her first photography course as an elective. Three years later, she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in fine art photography and art history.

Since graduating, Maria has made her living both behind the camera and as a photographic retoucher. She was employed in the commercial photography industry and as a custom printer producing prints for clients such as the Pro Football Hall of Fame. She worked extensively in digital photographic restoration, managed a portrait studio and owned a custom photographic printing business called the Negative Carrier.

Maria co-curates/prepares exhibits and coordinates/manages special events. She helped to open the gallery and has been an employee since 2008.