Issue #202  5/1/2014
London Photograph Fair Changes Hands Again

By Alex Novak

The London Photograph Fair, which has been run by photo dealer James Kerr of Pump Park Vintage Photography for the last few years, will have new organizers after the Sunday, May 25th show. After May, the fair will be run by Daniel Newburg, the former director of Photo London, in conjunction with U.K. dealers Arnaud Delas and Jane Orde.

London Photograph Fair
London Photograph Fair

Originally created by Richard Meara, the show has grown from a simple table-top show into a mix of small booths and tables. It still remains one of the oldest such shows in the world. It is held at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury on Coram Street, WC1N 1HT, London. The hotel is very close to the Russell Square Tube Station, and a matter of a few minutes walk from both Euston and King's Cross/St. Pancras.

After the May show, two more fairs are planned for this year (September 14, which is tables only, and November 9, which will be a mix of tables and booths).

James Kerr can be contacted at jameswkerr@gmail.com, or at +44 7802 333 841. Dan Newburg can be reached at: dnewburg@mac.com.

For more details on the London Photograph Fair, you can go to: http://www.photofair.co.uk.

Novak has over 47 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, or AIPAD. 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 has sold at exhibit shows, such as AIPAD New York and Miami, Art Chicago, Classic Photography LA, Photo LA, Paris Photo, The 19th-century Photography Show, Art Miami, etc.