The biggest and most important photography show of the year in the U.S. will be held this coming week (February 14-17) at the New York Hilton, which is on Sixth Ave (Ave of the Americas) between 53 and 54th Streets. Eighty-five international photography dealers will be exhibiting in a slightly larger booth format. Admission tickets to the show are $20 for a one-day ticket with catalogue or $30 for a three-day pass with catalogue. The catalogue is a whopping 360 pages with over 250 illustrations, a collector's piece in itself.
Vintage Works will be exhibiting. Come see us in Booth 236 on the second floor (up the escalator as you come in the entrance). We will be showing some wonderful images (see story below).
The show opens with a by-invitation-only Thursday night reception from 7-10 pm. The exhibit halls are in America's Hall I and II.
The "official" exhibit show opening is Friday from 12 noon-8 pm.
Saturday's program opens with a free symposium on "Atget, Evans, Adams and the Photographer's Responsibility" at 10:00 am-12:00 noon in the Ballroom West on the third floor. John Szarkowski, director emeritus, department of photography, Museum of Modern Art, NY, will be the featured speaker. The exhibit opens again from 12 noon-8 pm.
Finally, the free Sunday morning symposium (9:30-11 am) offers the always entertaining but educational Larry Schaaf, professor, University of Glasgow, Scotland, who will speak on "Hill and Adamson: A Beautiful Legacy". The program will be held again in the Ballroom West on the third floor. Sunday's hours for the exhibit run from 11 am-6 pm. That closing time is two hours earlier than other days, so keep it in mind.
The two auctions at Swann and Christie's on Tuesday, February 19 finish up this important week for photography collectors.