Press Release  April 3, 2019

AIPAD Photography Show Opens in New York


The Photography Show 2018

NEW YORK – The Photography Show presented by AIPAD will be held April 4-7, 2019, at Pier 94 in New York City. The 39th edition of the Show will feature more than 90 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries, over 30 book dealers and publishers, 12 AIPAD Talks, a special exhibition curated by Alec Soth, and more. On view will be a wide range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media.
Organized by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers, the fair is the longest-running and foremost art fair dedicated to the photographic medium. An Opening Preview will be held on Wednesday, April 3.

Courtesy of Baudoin Lebon, Paris

Lisette Model, Reflections, NYC, Hand, 1939-45. Gelatin silver print, 13 x 10.6 inches. 

The Photography Show will feature galleries from more than 11 countries and 41 cities from across the U.S. and around the world, including Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. The Show will include fifteen new participants: American Society of Media Photographers, New York; Blanca Berlin Gallery, Madrid; Boccara Art, Brooklyn; Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Galerie Frederic Got, Paris; Kamoinge, Inc., New York; Laufer, Belgrade; Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy / Los Angeles; Momentum Fine Art, Miami; Morehouse Gallery, Laredo, TX; RocioSantaCruz, Barcelona; SoPhoto Gallery, Beijing; Taylor Graham, New York; Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York; and VRG, Hong Kong. AIPAD also welcomes new exhibiting members, including Utópica from São Paulo, the organization’s first member in Brazil, and Arnika Dawkins Photographic Fine Art Gallery from Atlanta. New in 2019, a curated selection of project spaces will highlight solo artist and themed presentations. In addition, the Show will present a lively bookseller and publisher section. Exhibitors are listed here.
A dozen talks will feature prominent curators, collectors, artists, and journalists including Vince Aletti, Harry Benson, Dawoud Bey, Chris Boot, Malcolm Daniel, Sarah Greenough, Deana Lawson, Sarah Hermanson Meister, Corey Keller, An-My Lê, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Solomon, Carol Squiers, and Martha Wilson, among many others. The schedule and tickets are available here.
A Room for Solace: An Exhibition of Domestic Interiors, a special exhibition curated by award-winning photographer Alec Soth for The Photography Show, speaks to the possibility of finding refuge during turbulent times. Comprising portraiture, still life, and reportage chosen from galleries exhibiting at the Show, what connects these pictures is a quality of intimacy. More about the exhibition is here.
The AIPAD Award was established in 2017 to honor and recognize visionaries who have spent their lives at the forefront of the field of photography. The 2019 honoree is Sarah Greenough, senior curator and head of the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.


The Photography Show 2018

Dawoud Bey’s new series, Night Coming Tenderly, Black, will be featured for the first time in New York City at AIPAD at Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago. His landscapes are a visual reimagining of the movement of fugitive slaves through the final stages of the Underground Railroad. The work is currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago and will be seen next year at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The photographer duo Cortis and Sonderegger build elaborate sets and re-create famous photographs. One from 2016, depicting Ansel Adam’s Moon and Half Dome, will be on display at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York.
Etherton Gallery, Tucson, will present a solo exhibition of the work of the influential documentary photographer Danny Lyon, including a monumental collage that provides a visual narrative of Lyon’s many influences. Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, Chalfont, PA, will present iconic photographs from Robert Frank and Man Ray and devote a project space to the work of André Kertész. Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, will show important photographs by Bruce Davidson, Louis Faurer, Saul Leiter, Ray K. Metzker, Joel Meyerowitz, and Paul Strand. Diane Arbus will be represented in several galleries, including Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, and Laurence Miller Gallery, New York.
Richard Moore Photographs, Oakland, CA, will feature photographs by Dorothea Lange that encompass the arc of her career from 1920 through the early 1960s. Most of the photographs come from a private collection acquired directly from a member of Lange’s immediate family and include fine prints of rarely seen images. These discoveries will be on view alongside examples of some of her most iconic images.
The Paramount Theater in Brooklyn was famous in its day, hosting such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, and Frank Sinatra. Closing in 1962, the magnificent building has served as a gymnasium for Long Island University, but will be restored to its former glory and reopened later this year. With its spectacular ceiling intact, it can be seen in a 2008 photograph by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre at Polka Galerie, Paris.
Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA, will feature photographers from the mid-1970s to the present—including Lewis Baltz, Frank Gohlke, and George Tice—who depict contemporary American landscapes and architecture that defines a specific sense of place. William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of photography on paper, was inspired by his home, Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, England. Many of the photographs he made there using his new technology will be on view at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs, New York.
Lewis Hine’s iconic image of New York’s Empire State Building under construction in the early 1930s will be a highlight at Joel Soroka Gallery, Aspen. HackelBury Fine Art, London, will feature the American debut of British photographer Oli Kellett. His photographs show individuals and small clusters of people dwarfed by urban landscapes that appear to be part of a film set. VRG, Hong Kong, will show the work of architectural photographer William Furniss. The performative architectural work of Reine Paradis will be on view at Galerie Catherine etAndré Hug, Paris.


The Photography Show 2018

Zanele Muholi, the South African artist and visual activist known for her self-portraits and documenting LGBTQ lives, will have work in the upcoming Venice Biennale exhibition May You Live in Interesting Times, which opens May 11, and at AIPAD at Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York.
Robert Mapplethorpe’s iconic 1975 portrait of Patti Smith will be on view at Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco. Several portraits by Richard Corman of Jean Michel Basquiat in 1984 will be exhibited at Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica.
Janette Beckman invited graffiti artists to draw on her 1980s portraits of hip-hop performers; the results can be seen at Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, and in a recently published book by Hat & Beard. Rolf Art, Buenos Aires, will show portraits by the major Argentinian photographer Humberto Rivas (1937-2009). Work from Sheila Pree Bright’s series #1960Now,documenting civil rights activists and Black Lives Matter, will be on view at Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA.
New portraits by Lissa Rivera, an artist and curator whose work challenges ambiguities of sexual identity, will be on view at ClampArt, New York. Her new series, The Silence of Spaces, focusing on the artist and her partner BJ, is a personal reckoning with the connections among religious faith, gender, and the body.
Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, presents a series of photographs of draped figures standing in open terrain, created by Eamonn Doyle after his mother’s death as a memorial and celebration of her life. Todd Webb Archives, Portland, ME, will exhibit Webb’s 1959 portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe with her camera in New Mexico.


The Photography Show 2018

Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, will show work by masters of fashion and celebrity photography, including Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Robert Doisneau, Arthur Elgort, Ron Galella, David LaChapelle, Bert Stern, Stephanie Pfriender Stylander, Deborah Turbeville, Ellen von Unwerth, and Harry Benson, who will speak about his career at an AIPAD Talk on Saturday, April 6. Painter and self-taught photographer Guy Bourdin shot influential images for magazines such as Vogue and for fashion brands such as Charles Jourdan. His work from the 1960s and ’70s will be on view at Louise Alexander Gallery, Paris.
Borders, Social Justice, Travel, and More
In 2014 two artists, Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor, one Mexican and one American, set out to reframe the history of the U.S.-Mexico border with a 2,400-mile-long site-specific installation, DeLIMITations. Using photography, video, and maps, the artists collaborated to trace the boundary as it existed in 1821, when Mexico encompassed all of present-day California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as portions of four other states. The work will be on view at Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, and will be discussed in an AIPAD Talk on Friday, April 5.
Alejandro Cartagena removes figures from vernacular photography to create unique works that comment on the current socio-political status of Latin America; these can be seen atKopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles. As the artist notes, his new body of work “connotes larger issues in my Latin America, where we have become ‘no one’ in the midst of our social and political crisis. In the end, it seems anyone can disappear, and no one will ever give us answers.”
Ryan Vizzions, known for his powerful photographs examining the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and the controversial Dakota access pipeline, will have his work exhibited byMonroe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe.
Cheryl Medow travels all over the world to photograph birds, whose images she places in exotic landscapes. Her photographs can be seen at PDNB Gallery, Dallas. Work by Gilles Lorin that has never been on public view before, including poetic studies from 2018 of the Black Forest in snow, will be shown at Jörg Maass Kunsthandel, Berlin. Utópica, São Paulo, will highlight Brazilian photographers including José Yalenti (1895-1967), best known for his photograms.
David Maisel’s abstract aerial landscapes of Chile will be on view at Edwynn Houk Gallery,New York. Jane Evelyn Atwood, born in the U.S. but living in France since the 1970s, is a documentary photographer whose work is rarely seen in her native country. Her photographs will be on view at L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York.
The work of Joey Ferrell—who, at age 18, may be the youngest photographer ever to exhibit at AIPAD—will be on view at Gary Edwards Gallery, Southampton, NY.
Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue at 55th Street, New York City
Opening Preview, Wednesday, April 3
VIP Hours: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Public Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Daily Public Hours
Thursday, April 4, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(The Show is open daily to VIP guests one hour prior to public hours.)
Tickets and information are available at For further details,, email, or call +1-202-367-1158.
Wednesday, April 3, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A Media Preview will be held for The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. To RSVP, please contact Margery Newman

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