Issue #248  2/23/2019
AIPAD's 39th Edition of the New York Photography Show Returns to Pier 94 the First Week of April, Adds Special Project Booths
Entrance to last year's AIPAD Photography Show on Pier 94. (Photo by Julienne Schaer)
Entrance to last year's AIPAD Photography Show on Pier 94. (Photo by Julienne Schaer)

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) will hold its 39th edition of The Photography Show, April 4-7, 2019, at Pier 94 in New York City. More than 85 of the world's leading fine art photography galleries will present museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media.

AIPAD is working closely with gallerists, curators, artists, and collectors to create a tightly focused program for the Show, including a special exhibition curated by photographer Alec Soth, the presentation of the annual AIPAD Award, and the acclaimed AIPAD Talks program with prominent speakers.

An essential annual event for the international photography community, The Photography Show presented by AIPAD commences with an Opening Preview on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

The Photography Show, one of the world's most highly anticipated annual art fairs, is the longest running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium. The 2019 Show will feature leading fine art galleries from 11 countries and 39 cities from across the U.S. and around the world, including Europe, Asia, Canada and South America. In addition, the Show will present a lively bookseller and publisher section with more than 25 exhibitors.

The Show will include seven new participants: Boccara Art, Brooklyn; Galería RocioSantaCruz, Barcelona; Galerie Frederic Got, Paris; Laufer, Belgrade; Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy / Los Angeles; Momentum Fine Art, Miami; and Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York. AIPAD also welcomes new exhibiting members including Utópica, from Sao Paolo, the organization's first member in Brazil, and Arnika Dawkins Photographic Fine Art Gallery from Atlanta.

How should the photography world respond to the times in which we live? "A Room for Solace," a special exhibition curated by photographer Alec Soth for The Photography Show, will feature scenes of domestic interiors that speak to the possibility of finding refuge during turbulent times. Comprising portraiture, still life and reportage chosen from exhibiting galleries, what connects these pictures is a quality of intimacy. Says Soth, "With this exhibition, I want to take a break from the fractious public square of photography and wander quietly into people's homes. Behind these doors I hope to find a sliver of solace in these unstable times."

For the first time, there is a special section devoted to exhibits on a specific topic or a single photographer. More details to come in the next newsletter, along with information on the Lectures and Panel sessions.

The AIPAD Award was established in 2017 to honor and recognize visionaries who have spent their lives at the forefront of the field of photography. The 2019 honoree is Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator and head of the department of photographs, National Gallery of Art.

A current list of participating galleries is available at http://www.AIPADShow.com/Exhibitors. The new floor plan will make it much easier for attendees to get around the show. (Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, which is part of the I Photo Central website group will be exhibiting in booth 805 and in one of the special project booths. Andre Kertesz will be the featured photographer in our special project booth.)

Pier 94 is located on Manhattan's west side on the Hudson River (711 12th Ave.) at 55th St. It is easily accessible by car, taxi and public transportation.

Opening Preview, Wednesday, April 3
VIP Hours: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Public Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(The Show is open daily to VIP guests one hour prior to public hours.)

Tickets and information are available at http://www.AIPADShow.com/Tickets. For further details, visit http://www.AIPADShow.com, email info@aipad.com, or call +1-202-367-1158.

AXA Insurance is once again the Premier Sponsor and Partner for this year's show.