Paul Paletti is a Louisville, KY native. He attended Middlebury College for 3 years before transferring to the University of New Mexico where he studied with Beaumont Newhall, Van Deren Coke, and Ray Metzker and received a BFA in photography. Paletti earned a MA in photography at Central Washington University in 1975 and his JD at the University of Louisville in 1987. He has been a partner in the law firm of Sturm, Paletti, and Wilson since 1994.
Paletti serves on the Board of Directors for: Louisville Visual Arts Association, Louisville Fund for the Visual Art,Kentucky Cancer Research Foundation, and LOOK at Louisville Visual Arts.
The Paul Paletti Gallery was founded in 2001. The mission of the gallery is to educate the public about photography as a sophisticated art medium that is varied, beautiful, and highly collectible.
The gallery exhibits historic and contemporary photographic artworks of museum quality in which the photographer combines a superlative degree of technical virtuosity along with a distinctive vision.
The gallery sets an aesthetic and scholarly standard for the display and sale of artworks to support and educate collectors and the public, and serves as an educational resource for photographers, teachers, and students.