The Photography Show / AIPAD 2019

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday March 28, 2019

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD opens next Thursday, April 4, with a VIP reception followed by a public preview on Wednesday. The 2017 move from the Park Avenue Armory to the Piers has afforded an expansion in public programs, so today’s DART offers a preview of the talks, book events, and special features in the lineup.

With nearly 100 dealers from across the globe bringing their wares to market, the scope and variety of work this year is outstanding. From Antwerp, IBASHO brings vintage and contemporary Japanese fine art photography; to Winchester, MA, where Lee Gallery specializes in highlights from the history of photography, from its inception onward; to RocioSantaCruz of Barcelona, who will present contemporary photography, experimental cinema, and their artists’ book publication program, the offerings pretty much cover what lies within the evolving medium. 


The vast acreage of Pier 94 has enabled AIPAD to offer much more space to photo book publishers. This year, the usual suspects, such as Aperture, L’Artiere, Mack, and Steidl are joined by Brilliant Graphics (Exton, PA), Komiama (Tokyo), Saint Lucy Books (Baltimore, MD), and Super Labo (Kanagawa, Japan) to name a few. For a complete list of exhibitors and floor plan, go here.

New this year, Project Spaces are dedicated areas that present a single artist or a space curated around a specific project, or theme. Etherton Gallery of Tucson is highlighting the career of Danny Lyon with images from the Silverman Museum Collection, as well as teaming with Stephen Daiter Gallery, of Chicago, to present rare Cibachromes by Magnum photographer, Alex Webb. Kopeikin Gallery, of Los Angeles, will present work from Alejandro Cartegena’s study that deconstructs vernacular Mexican photographs. Galerie Sit Down, of Paris, will feature work by 2018 Sony Prize-winner Florian Ruiz, who has attempted to capture evidence of  radioactivity present in the Japanese landscape following the Fukushima disaster. Kamoinge, a New York collective of African-American photographers who has met continuously since 1963 under the leadership of creative and active directors including Anthony Barboza, Roy DeCarava, Louis Draper and Beuford Smith, will present works from the archive.


Among the photographers who will be present for book signings are Danny Lyons, Charles Traub, Joan Liftin, Peggy Nolan, and Tema Stauffer. Go here for the complete schedule.

Highlights of the 2019 AIPAD talks include:
The Queer Trajectory, Photography Since Stonewall
, with Chris Boot, Executive Director, Aperture, and Sophie Hackett, Curator of Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario; Matthew Leifheit, Artist and Editor of MATTE Magazine; and Antwaun Sargent, Writer and Critic, Thursday, April 4, 2 pm.
Contemporary Ideas in Photography’s Past, with Malcolm Daniel, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Friday, April 5, 2pm.
Artist Talk: Stephen Shore,with Lynne Tillman, Novelist, Essayist, and Art Critic, Friday, April 5, 5pm.
Author Talk: Vince Aletti, with Carol Squires, Writer, Curator, on his upcoming book Issues: A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines. Saturday, April 6, 5 pm.
Go here for a complete list of talks.

The 39thedition of The Photography Show Presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), Thursday, April 4-Sunday, April 7. Opening preview: Wednesday, April 3 Info. Pier 94, 55th Street and 12thAvenue, NY, NY. Info Directions Visit the AIPAD Blog here

Photos of The Photography Show © Julienne Schaer, courtesy of the photographer.


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