Notable: The Photography Show Has 2nd Successful Year at Pier 94

In Exhibits on April 23, 2018 at 11:00 am

Image via AIPAD

For 38 years now, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) has been putting together one of the most prestigious photography shows that could be found in the world. Almost 100 of the most prestigious galleries from throughout the world participate, celebrating the photographic medium in extremely dynamic fashion. The Photography Show regularly offers archival-grade, museum-quality work ranging from photography’s earliest days to the latest technology, as well as new media and photo-based art.

Once a long-established event at the Park Avenue Armory, the exhibit took a gamble last year and moved to the much larger Pier 94, located on the Hudson. It was the quite success, leading AIPAD to return once again. Here’s what the association had to say about year number 2.

 Fair attendance held steady at last year’s record of more than 15,000 visitors, which was the highest in AIPAD history, up from the 12,000 who attended the Show when it was previously held at the Park Avenue Armory.

The Photography Show featured 96 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries, a lively photography book section with 36 publishers and book sellers, 15 AIPAD talks, three special exhibitions, and one screening room. Presented by AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers), the fair is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium.

Presenting a range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media, The Photography Show represented galleries from more than 14 countries and 49 cities from across the U.S. and around the world, including Europe, the U.K., Asia, Canada, and South America.

AIPAD Talks featured 15 well-attended conversations with prominent curators, collectors, artists, and journalists including Susan Meiselas, Teju Cole, Sarah Hermanson Meister, Tina Barney, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Adam Weinberg, Edward Burtynsky, Keith Davis, and Zackary Drucker, among many others. Presenting issues and viewpoints rarely discussed at art fairs, the inaugural AIPAD Talk program, Photography Talking Back,addressed immigration, racism, climate change, and gender inequality, drawing large crowds each day.

Several galleries also reported excellent sales:

Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, said “We had a very successful show and sold over 50 prints. We saw curators and repeat collectors and many new collectors and sold work including LaToya Ruby Frazier’sWoodlawn Street, Braddock, PA, 2010, for $15,000 and Dan Weiner’s Martin Luther King, Jr, Bus Boycott, Montgomery, AL, 1956, for $15,000. “

Weinstein Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis, stated, “We had a successful fair and sold work by all of our artists.” Throckmorton, New York, described the show as “very busy, very good” with visits from museum curators and collectors. The gallery sold a number of works including a Lewis Hine print for $35,000.

Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London, said, “We were delighted with the show. We met many new wonderful collectors and sold more than 15 photographs.” Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, noted, “We had good consistent sales to new clients both institutional and private.”

While the event has come to a close, AIPAD will now begin to look towards next year. For gallerists looking for possible participation next year, more information can be had at the AIPAD Show.

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