This Weekend in NYC: AIPAD’s 30th Anniversary Expo and educational offerings

The AIPAD Photography Show New York from March 26-29, 2009

AIPAD is one of my favorite gallery expo of the year, with a roster of exhibitors more diverse this year than ever, as AIPAD has invited a select group of younger galleries, rare book dealers and other to exhibit alongside AIPAD member galleries.  And, as it is an anniversary year, there are great educational offerings and more (see below).  If you are anywhere near, you must go!  It is held at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th and Park (near Hunter College).

Note: When in NYC:, don’t miss the vintage Steichen show (1915-1923, a period of great experimentation with craft) at Howard Greenberg Gallery 41 East 57th Street, or the Emmet Gowin show at Pace MacGill Gallery, 32 East 57th Street across the street from each other.   Howard Greenberg and Peter MacGill are truly curators at heart, and both of these exhibitions provide insights into the artmaking practice of their respective featured photographers.  Breathtaking!

From the AIPAD website:

“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 26-29, 2009. More than 70 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum quality work by contemporary, modern and 19th century masters at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street and Park Avenue in New York City .”

For a list of exhibitors click here.

“To celebrate the 30th anniversary of AIPAD, The AIPAD Photography Show New York will present a thematic “exhibition within an exhibition.” From daguerreotype to new media, each gallery will highlight a work that reflects an innovation – such as a technical or artistic development or a seminal work – in the history of photography. A complete catalogue of the Innovation special exhibition, including images and wall text is available.”

Special Events
Saturday, March 28, 2009

Park Avenue Armory – Veteran’s Room

10:00 a.m.
What Makes a Photographic Print a Masterpiece?

(Why Process and Print Quality Matter)
Moderator:  Grant B. Romer, Co-Director, Center for the Legacy of Photography, and Research
Curator, George Eastman House
• Malcolm Daniel, Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan
Museum of Art
• Anne E. Havinga, Senior Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
• Hans P. Kraus, Jr., Hans P. Kraus, Jr. Fine Photographs
• James M. Reilly, Co-Director, Center for the Legacy of Photography, and Director of the
Image Permanence Institute

12:00 p.m.
Bruce Davidson:  A Journey of Conciseness

Bruce Davidson talks about his work from 1956 to the present, including his
new publication, Bruce Davidson: Central Park in Platinum, published by
Verso Limited Edition Books. Introduction by Howard Greenberg, Howard
Greenberg Gallery.

2:00 p.m.
The Art of Fashion Photography

Moderator: Charlotte Cotton, Curator, Department Head, Photography, Los Angeles County
Museum of Art
• Vince Aletti, Critic and Curator
• Carol Squiers, Curator, International Center of Photography
• Etheleen Staley, Staley-Wise Gallery
• Takouhy Wise, Staley-Wise Gallery

4:00 p.m.
Photographers as Filmmakers

Moderator: Steven Kasher, Steven Kasher Gallery
• Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Artist, Filmmaker
• Albert Maysles, Artist, Filmmaker

AIPAD programs are free with Saturday, March 28 admission to The AIPAD Photography
Show New York. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Show Hours

Thursday, March 26 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 27 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


$25 daily
$40 for the run-of-show (includes catalogue)
$10 student daily admission

2009 AIPAD Membership Directory & Illustrated Catalogue
$10, if purchased separately during the Show


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