About The Gallery

The Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography is one of the country’s newest premier photography galleries and unique in Northeast Ohio. A venue dedicated solely to photography is a rare find, 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) which is now perfectly suited for showcasing master photography.

The collection holds landmark works by more than 160 lensmen and spans the entire breadth and history of the photographic medium. From early dagguerotypes and tintypes to modern giclée prints; from Atget and Nadar to McCurry and Salgado, you will find it all here.

Our Practices: We employ the strictest measures in curating and displaying our collection. Every piece we sell carries a sound provenance and has been photographed and carefully documented before being enclosed. Our enclosures are of the highest quality with 100% alpha rag matting, archival mounting and sealing, and are glazed with Museum Glass, the clearest and most protective glass available. We use only color calibrated lighting and our windows have all been laminated with UV protective film to reduce wear on prints while on display. We are so confident in our practices that we back every piece sold with an unconditional money back guarantee.


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

Preparator/Acting Manager
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.

Since graduating, Maria has made her living both behind the camera and in the darkroom. She has worked in the commercial photography industry and as a custom printer producing prints for such clients as The Pro Football Hall of Fame. Her other endeavors include photographic restoration with application to both the traditional and digital world. She has also managed a portrait studio and owned a custom black and white printing business called The Negative Carrier.

Maria prepares prints and collections for exhibition and manages special events.