Issue #200  3/23/2014
AIPAD Photography Show New York Opens With 84 Top International Photo Art Dealers

By Alex Novak

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) will host the 34th edition of the AIPAD Photography Show New York, one of the world's most important annual photography events, April 10-13, 2014, at the Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue at 67th Street) in New York City. This is an annual "must" event in the photography collecting world.

Booth at AIPAD 2013 of Contemporary Works/Vintage Works
Booth at AIPAD 2013 of Contemporary Works/Vintage Works

Eighty-four 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. A quarter of the exhibitors have galleries outside the U.S. The AIPAD Photography Show New York is the longest running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography.

New exhibitors this year include Feroz Galerie, Bonn, Germany; Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York and San Francisco; Paci Contemporary, Brescia, Italy; Swedish Photography, Stockholm and Berlin; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; and Von Lintel Gallery, New York and Los Angeles. An exhibitor list is available here: http://www.aipad.com/?Exhibitors.


The regular AIPAD Photography Show New York hours are as follows:
Thursday April 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday April 11, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (special additional hour for Young Collectors Program until 8 p.m.)
Saturday April 12, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday April 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is $30 for one day and $50 for a four-day pass. One-day student admission is $10 with a valid student ID. No advance purchase is required. Tickets will be available at the door.


The 34th edition of The AIPAD Photography Show New York will open with a gala on Wednesday, April 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Park Avenue Armory to benefit Her Justice, formerly inMotion, which provides free legal services to low-income women. The group has helped thousands of women in New York City free themselves from abusive relationships, stay in their homes and win the financial support to which they--and their children--are legally entitled. For more information and to pre-purchase tickets to the charity gala click here: http://www.aipad.com/default.asp?page=Gala.

Gala tickets for 5 p.m., which include one four-day Show pass and one copy of the AIPAD Membership Directory and Illustrated Catalogue, are $250 each. Tickets for 7 p.m., which include a one-day Show pass, are $100 each.

Pre-registration for the Gala will close on Wednesday, April 2, at 5 p.m. EDT. After April 2, tickets will only be available for purchase at the Gala. You may purchase tickets at the door by credit card or cash only. Payments to AIPAD are not tax deductible and tickets are non-refundable. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Her Justice.

You may pick up your tickets beginning at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 at the Park Avenue Armory Will Call Desk. You will not be granted entrance to the Gala until the time listed on your ticket. Tickets will NOT be mailed in advance. If you purchase tickets in advance, you must present your receipt at Will Call for entrance to the Gala. Advance purchase tickets will be held at Will Call under the name of the individual who purchased the ticket (unless otherwise indicated on the registration form).


In an effort to attract new and young collectors to the show, AIPAD is inviting young collectors' groups from area museums to the Park Avenue Armory for a private cocktail reception and exclusive viewing of the AIPAD Photography Show New York on Friday, April 11.

If you are a young collector you can either come through a number of local museum groups or pre-register here: http://www.aipad.com/events/event_details.asp?id=417764#. Registrations will be limited, so if you or someone you know want to attend the event, you should register online as soon as possible. The registration is free.

To accommodate this audience AIPAD is extending the show by one hour on Friday night, closing at 8 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.

Friday, April 11
Starting at 6:00 p.m.
Young collectors check-in at registration. Each guest receives: entry to the show from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, including a beverage, Welcome bag (includes AIPAD catalogue, On Collecting Photography guide, and industry magazines)

6:00-6:20 p.m.
Young collectors check in, gather and meet in the AIPAD Show Café.

6:20 p.m.
Welcome address by AIPAD board member(s):
What is AIPAD?
Who attends the Show? (Dealer types, image types, price ranges, etc.)
What is on the wall for sale? (And what do dealers have in inventory?)
How to establish relationships? (Ask questions? Seek information?)
What resources are available from AIPAD? (What is in the welcome bag?)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Young collectors view the show and visit exhibitors.

AIPAD has asked each exhibitor to present at least one piece that is $2,500 or less, which will be marked by a special sticker, so as to demonstrate to young collectors that acquiring fine art photography can be both fun and affordable.


Four panel discussions featuring leading curators, artists, dealers, and collectors will be held on Saturday, April 12 at Hunter College:

10 a.m., "The Deciders: Curating Photography"
Prominent curators from major U.S. and international museums talk about their methodology and how the growing demand for photography exhibitions has influenced their decisions. Speakers: Corey Keller, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Nissan Perez, Shpilman Institute for Photography, Tel Aviv; Jeff Rosenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Johan Sjöström, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden. Moderator: Lyle Rexer, faculty member, School of Visual Arts, New York; curator, critic.

12 noon, "LGBTQ/Photography"
Photography is no stranger to campaigns for social awareness and change. This panel discusses photography’s role in serving LGBTQ visibility and equality. Speakers: Philip Gefter, author and critic; Sunil Gupta, artist and visiting professor of photography, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK; K8 Hardy, artist. Moderator: Chris Boot, executive director, Aperture Foundation, New York.

2 p.m., "Perspectives on Collecting"
Collectors discuss the current photography market and what motivates them to continue to build their collections. Speakers: Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell, Cleveland; Michael and Elizabeth Marcus, Boston; Artur Walther, New York. Moderator: Loring Knoblauch, founder and publisher, Collector Daily.

4 p.m., Film: "Everybody Street"
The filmmaker Cheryl Dunn screens her latest documentary, "Everybody Street", featuring Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Joel Meyerowitz, and Mary Ellen Mark, among others. A Q+A session will be held with director Cheryl Dunn and selected artists after the screening. Speakers: Jill Freedman, artist; Max Kozloff, writer and artist; Jeff Mermelstein, artist. Moderator: Cheryl Dunn, filmmaker.

Tickets are $10 per person, per session, and will be available for purchase at the Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue at East 67th Street) during Show hours (Thursday, April 10 through Saturday, April 12, as available). Tickets are limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will not be sold on-site at Hunter College. You should purchase tickets before Saturday, April 12.

AIPAD Panel Discussions will be held in the Hunter West Building at Hunter College. The entrance to the Hunter West Building is located on the corner of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, just one block from the Park Avenue Armory. Enter through the West Lobby and proceed to the sixth floor, room HW 615. The No. 6 train stops directly under Hunter College at the 68th Street station. There is an entrance to the Hunter West Building in the subway station.

For detailed directions, visit the Hunter College website. For more information about the AIPAD Photography Show New York or the AIPAD Panel Discussions, call +1-202-367-1158 or email info@aipad.com . AIPAD Panel Discussions are not sponsored by or affiliated with Hunter College or any entities of CUNY. Panel discussion topics and speakers are subject to change. Each panel discussion ticket admits one person. There are no transfers, discounts, refunds, exchanges or upgrades.

Additional show information, including admission, is available at +1-202-367-1158, or by emailing info@aipad.com.

Founded in 1979, The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) represents more than 120 of the world's leading galleries in fine art photography. AIPAD is dedicated to creating and maintaining the highest standards of scholarship and ethical practice in the business of exhibiting, buying, and selling fine art photography. More information is available at http://www.aipad.com.

Novak has over 45 years experience in the photography-collecting arena. He is a long-time member and formally board member of the Daguerreian Society, and, when it was still functioning, he was a member of the American Photographic Historical Society (APHS). He organized the 2016 19th-century Photography Show and Conference for the Daguerreian Society. He is also a long-time member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers. Novak has been a member of the board of the nonprofit Photo Review, which publishes both the Photo Review and the Photograph Collector, and is currently on the Photo Review's advisory board. He was a founding member of the Getty Museum Photography Council. He is author of French 19th-Century Master Photographers: Life into Art.

Novak has had photography articles and columns published in several newspapers, the American Photographic Historical Society newsletter, the Photograph Collector and the Daguerreian Society newsletter. He writes and publishes the E-Photo Newsletter, the largest circulation newsletter in the field. Novak is also president and owner of Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, a private photography dealer, which sells by appointment and at exhibit shows, such as AIPAD New York and Miami, Art Chicago, Classic Photography LA, Photo LA, Paris Photo, The 19th-century Photography Show, etc.