AIPAD’s the Photography Show Gears Up for 2024 Edition, and a Return to the Park Avenue Armory

The longest-running fair dedicated to photography will showcase the breadth of the medium.

Hisae Imai, Ophelia (1960). Courtesy of the Third Gallery Aya, Osaka.

Running April 25–28, 2024, the Photography Show presented by the renowned Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD)—the oldest fair devoted exclusively to the medium of photography—will return to its historic home at New York’s Park Avenue Armory. Bringing together 77 international exhibitors, the fair offers visitors the opportunity to explore and discover the myriad facets of photography, both historic and contemporary.

The forthcoming edition of the event is marked by a surge in young galleries and first-time participants, including Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale; Olivier Waltman, Paris; and the Third Eye Gallery Aya, Osaka; , alongside returning exhibitors—such as Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York; Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston; and Galeria Vasari, Buenos Aires. Returning and new visitors can expect a comprehensive and dynamic range of photography will be presented; archival and vintage photography will be juxtaposed by the work of recent, experimental works, emerging photographers alongside canonic names from the history of the medium.

A grid of 12 photographs where the blue seen through the framing of city buildings appears to be the same shape as a skyscraper. Featured at the Photography Show.

Peter Wegner, Buildings Made of Sky X (2021). Courtesy of Marshall Gallery, Santa Monica.

Accompanying the exhibitor presentations, AIPAD is hosting a full slate of programming geared towards visitors of all ages. Panels moderated by leaders within the field, guided fair walkthroughs, as well as other educational events lend themselves to dialogue and an overarching theme of discovery. Included in this are AIPAD Talks, taking place over the course of the weekend days, is organized by Chair of the Education Committee Andra Russek and will offer attendees insight into forthcoming exhibitions both in New York as well as across the East Coast.

A black and white photo of curving roadways with diamond shapes superimposed over top at regular intervals, to be shown at the Photography Show.

Dakota Mace, Tséyi (Among the Canyons) (2023). Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York.

The opening of the fair will also see critic, curator, and writer Vince Aletti awarded the prestigious annual AIPAD Award, which is dedicated to an individual identified as a pioneer within the medium and has contributed to new understandings of photography. Aletti in conversation with 2022 AIPAD Award winner Jeff Rosenheim will start off the AIPAD Talks series Friday, April 26.

A black and white photo of a patterned clear glass with a strip of paper nearly submerged inside, to be shown at the Photography Show.

Grete Stern, Glass with Paper (1931). Courtesy of Galeria Vesari, Buenos Aires.

Executive Director of AIPAD Lydia Melamed Johnson said, “It’s an honor to host this dynamic lineup of speakers onsite as they share new curatorial projects, speak on how to build thoughtful photography collections, and predict the future of the art market. Every year, we work diligently to create engaging programs that will ask challenging questions and dive into the rich history of the medium. Our goal with AIPAD Talks is always to bring together this community of artists, curators, and art enthusiasts, and the explore the ever-changing landscape of photography.”

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD will be held April 25–28, 2024.

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