Issue #170  3/10/2010
30th AIPAD Show Hits The Park Avenue Armory On March 17-21 With Over 75 Photo Dealers

One of the most important international photography events, the AIPAD Photography Show New York, will be presented by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) from March 18-21, 2010, although a gala preview on March 17th will give an earlier sneek peek.

More than 75 of the world's leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video and new media, at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th St. in New York City.

The 30th edition of the AIPAD Photography Show New York will kick off early with a Gala Preview on March 17 to benefit the John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment for photography acquisitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The AIPAD Photography Show New York is the longest running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography.

A representative from the Office of the Mayor of New York City will help kick off the Gala Benefit Preview, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared March 14-21 “Photo Week” to coincide with The AIPAD Photography Show New York.

"We are pleased and proud to mark the 30th anniversary of the AIPAD Photography Show in 2010," noted Stephen Bulger, president, AIPAD, and president, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto. "AIPAD dealers have stood the test of time, which underscores their extraordinary knowledge, experience and connoisseurship. In addition, it is a great pleasure to work with our corporate partner AXA Art, with its global presence and art world expertise."

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of AIPAD, the 2010 Show will feature Celebration, an exhibition-within-an-exhibition, and a number of special events including panel discussions with leading curators, dealers, artists and critics.

More information is available at: http://www.aipad.com/photoshow .

A wide range of the world's leading fine art photography galleries will exhibit at the show, including a number of international galleries from Paris, London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, the Czech Republic and Japan.

Several special events are planned for Saturday, March 20th and Sunday, March 21st. Six panel discussions bringing together leading curators, dealers, artists and journalists are planned during the AIPAD Photography Show New York in the Veteran's Room at the Park Avenue Armory. The AIPAD programs are free with that day's admission to the AIPAD Photography Show New York. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

10 am


Top experts explore the most important issues involved in caring for photographs. Topics will include: hanging, framing, storage, conservation, ethics and more.

Christiane Fischer, President and C.E.O., AXA Art Insurance Corporation, North America, Moderator

Anne Gibbs, Owner, White Mule Picture Frames, New York

Nora W. Kennedy, Sherman Fairchild Conservator of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Peter Mustardo, Photograph Conservator, President, The Better Image, New York/Milford, NJ

Stephen Bulger, President, AIPAD; Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto

12 noon

NEW TOPOGRAPHICS: Landscape Photography Then and Now

The 1975 exhibition, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, signaled the emergence of a new approach to landscape photography emulated by generations of photographers. A new version of this seminal exhibition is currently touring eight international venues. This discussion will focus on the impact of both exhibitions and the role of landscape photography today.

Rick Wester, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, Moderator

Joe Deal, Artist

Frank Gohlke, Artist

Alison Nordström, Curator of Photographs, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY

Britt Salvesen, Department Head and Curator, Photography Department, Prints and Drawings Department, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2 pm

STREET SEEN: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography, 1940-1959

This new exhibition, on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum from January 30 through April 25, 2010, examines a unique and pivotal moment in American photographic history. The first major examination of street photography of the 1940s and '50s in nearly 20 years includes work by Lisette Model, Robert Frank, Louis Faurer, Ted Croner, Saul Leiter, and William Klein – and uncovers a crucial time in American art, when global media was in its adolescence and photography was just beginning to achieve recognition in the contemporary art world. A highlight will be the New York debut of Time Capsule, a recently discovered short film by Louis Faurer.

Lisa Hostetler, Curator of Photographs, Milwaukee Art Museum, Moderator

Saul Leiter, Artist

William Meyers, Critic, Wall Street Journal

Ann Thomas, Curator, Photographs, National Gallery of Canada

Tom Gitterman, Gitterman Gallery, New York

4 pm


The world-renowned collector of contemporary art discusses 30 years of collecting.

William Hunt, Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, New York, Interviewer

Martin Margulies, Collector, Miami

6 pm


An insider's look at contemporary photography today with leading AIPAD experts examines trends from digital photography to new media.

Susan Bright, Independent Curator and Writer, New York, Moderator

Kim Bourus, Higher Pictures, New York

Martin McNamara, Gallery 339 Fine Art Photography, Philadelphia

Andrea Meislin, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York

Robert Morat, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany

Bryce Wolkowitz, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York

Sunday, March 21, 2010

12 noon


In the critical years leading up to World War II, the Photo League flourished as a progressive center for American photography in New York City. In 1947, the League was listed as a "subversive" organization, leading to its demise in 1951. The panel presents a rare opportunity to hear first-hand accounts from the artists themselves during this turbulent period.


Catherine Evans, Chief Curator, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

Mason Klein, Curator of Fine Arts, The Jewish Museum, New York

Artists/Speakers: Vivian Cherry, Sonia Meyer, Arthur Leipzig, Jerome Liebling, Rebecca Lepkoff, Marvin E. Newman, Erika Stone, and Ida Wyman

Gala Benefit Preview

The AIPAD Photography Show New York will present a Gala Benefit Preview on Wednesday, March 17, from 5-9 pm. The evening will benefit the John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment for photography acquisitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The fund was established to honor John Szarkowski, one of the most influential curators in photography and a photographer in his own right.

Ticket information is as follows:

Patron 5-9 pm ($750, 1 ticket)

Sponsor 6:30-9 pm ($250, 1 ticket)

Friend 7:30-9 pm ($100, 1 ticket)

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Museum of Modern Art at 1-212-708-9680 or at specialevents@moma.org . Or visit http://www.moma.org/aipad2010 .

The AIPAD Photography Show's regular hours will run from Thursday, March 18, though Sunday, March 21 at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street in New York City. Show hours have been extended until 8 p.m. Thursday though Saturday and are as follows:

Thursday, March 18, 11 am to 8 pm

Friday, March 19, 11 am to 8 pm

Saturday, March 20, 11 am to 8 pm

Sunday, March 21, 11 am to 6 pm

The admission is $25 daily. A catalogue is available for $10 at the Show. The $40 run-of-show ticket includes a show catalogue. Student admission is $10 with a valid student ID. No advance purchase is required. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, the public can call AIPAD at 1-202-367-1158 or visit http://www.aipad.com .