Issue #179  3/2/2011
AIPAD's Photography Show New York Kicks Off March 16-20 With Nearly 80 Photography Dealers At The Park Avenue Armory, NYC

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 17-20, 2011. Nearly 80 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 in New York City.

The 31st edition of The AIPAD Photography Show New York will open with a Gala Preview on March 16 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 fine art photography multi-dealer show.

"Now more than ever, photography is a growing market," said Stephen Bulger, president of AIPAD and the Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto. "AIPAD is a must-do show for collectors, and clearly is the best show for photography in North America."

A wide range of the world's leading fine art photography galleries will exhibit at the AIPAD Photography Show New York. In addition to galleries from New York City and across the country, a number of international galleries will be featured from Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Argentina, Israel, Japan and China.

Among the 79 galleries in the Show will be six galleries showing for the first time at AIPAD. The new AIPAD members showing are: Galerie f5.6, Munich; VERVE Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe; and Vision Neil Folberg Gallery, Jerusalem. The new guest exhibitors are June Bateman Fine Art, New York; Paul Cava Fine Art Photographs, Bala Cynwyd, PA; and James Hyman Photography, London. A complete exhibitor list is available at http://www.aipad.com/photoshow .

The AIPAD Photography Show New York will present an extensive schedule of panel discussions on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Veteran's Room of the Park Avenue Armory.

The panels include "Photography Now: How Artists Are Thinking Today", which will discuss the issues contemporary photographers and artists are dealing with now. Among the panelists are Julie Saul, Julie Saul Gallery, and artists Shirin Neshat and Alec Soth.

"Pictures into Pages: Photography Book Publishing Now" will explore how now more than ever, beautiful photography books are in demand, coveted by many, and considered an important part of a collector's repertoire. Speakers will include Steven Kasher, Steven Kasher Gallery; Eric Himmel, vice president, editor-in-chief, Abrams; Lesley Martin, publisher, Aperture Foundation; Nion McEvoy, chairman & CEO, Chronicle Books; Anthony Petrillose, managing editor, Rizzoli; and Gerhard Steidl, publisher, Steidl.

"New Curators/New Directions" will focus on the work of a photography curator at a top museum. Curators will discuss their goals and reflect on how photography has become more integrated into both exhibitions and collections over the last 10 years. The speakers will include Rick Wester, Rick Wester Fine Art, Inc.; Simon Baker, curator of photography and international art, Tate; Roxana Marcoci, curator, department of photography, the Museum of Modern Art; Britt Salvesen, department head and curator, photography department, prints and drawings department, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Brian Wallis, chief curator, International Center of Photography; and Matthew S. Witkovsky, curator and chair, department of photography, the Art Institute of Chicago.

"The Voice of Experience: Behind the Scenes at AIPAD Galleries" will review how leading AIPAD dealers organize exhibitions and work with collectors. Speakers will include Jill Arnold, Director of Business Development, AXA Art Insurance Corporation; Howard Greenberg, Howard Greenberg Gallery; Peter MacGill, Pace/MacGill Gallery; Yancey Richardson, Yancey Richardson Gallery; and Martin Weinstein, Weinstein Gallery.

"AIPAD and the IPad: New Technology and Photography" will look at how all forms of new media technology are affecting the field of photography--from bloggers and Facebook to Flickr and YouTube. Speakers will include: Barbara Pollack, artist and arts journalist; Jen Bekman, Founder + CEO, 20x200 | Jen Bekman Projects; Bill Charles, Bill Charles Represents, New York, and Scott Dadich, executive director, Digital Magazine Development, Conde Nast.

Tickets are $10 each for the panel discussions and are available on a first-come first-served basis.

The AIPAD Photography Show New York will run from Thursday, March 17 though Sunday, March 20, 2010 at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street in New York City. Show hours are Thursday-Saturday, March 17-19, from 11 am-7 pm; and Sunday, March 20, from 11 am-6 pm.

The admission is $25 daily. A show catalogue is available for $10. A run-of-show ticket is $40 and 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 .

The AIPAD Photography Show New York will present a Gala Benefit Preview on Wednesday, March 16, 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:

Benefactor, 5-9 pm ($5,000 4 tickets)

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

Sponsor, 6-9 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, 1-212-708-9680 or email: specialevents@moma.org .

Insurance specialist, AXA Art, is again the premier corporate partner for the AIPAD Photography Show New York.