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 through 29, 2009. More than 75 of the world's leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video and new media, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. The 29th edition of the AIPAD Photography Show New York will open with a Gala Preview on March 25 to benefit the John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment for photography acquisitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The AIPAD Photography Show New York is the longest running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of AIPAD, this year's Show will feature a number of special events, including two special exhibitions, panel discussions and a lecture. The 30th anniversary exhibition, Innovation, will showcase milestones in the history of photography from daguerreotypes to new media. In addition, the Center for the Legacy of Photography (CLP) will show Cause & Effect, an exhibition of vintage photographic prints drawing upon George Eastman House's extensive collection. A full day of panel discussions on Saturday, March 28, will feature leaders in the art world, including Malcolm Daniel from the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Anne E. Havinga from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Charlotte Cotton from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Vince Aletti, critic and curator; and artists and filmmakers, including Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Albert Maysles and Bruce Davidson.
"This year's 30th anniversary celebration underscores the extraordinary knowledge and connoisseurship of AIPAD dealers," noted Stephen Bulger, the new president of AIPAD and president, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto. "Now, more than ever, collectors are looking for the exceptional eye and experience that AIPAD dealers possess."
A wide range of the world's leading fine art photography galleries will show at The AIPAD Photography Show New York. In addition to galleries from New York City and across the country, a number of international galleries will be included from London, Paris, Toronto, Munich, Vienna, Milan and Buenos Aires.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of AIPAD, the AIPAD Photography Show New York will present "Innovation", a thematic "exhibition within an exhibition." From daguerreotype to new media, each gallery will show a work that reflects an innovation, such as a technical or artistic development or a seminal work. In each booth, the work will be identified as an innovation in the history of photography. A complete catalogue of the Innovation special exhibition, including images and wall text, will be available at http://www.aipad.com .
"From its conception, photography was innovative and influenced the way many other art forms evolved," noted Robert Klein, past president of AIPAD and president, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston. "For example, Eadweard Muybridge's work was the precursor to the moving picture. And the world seen upside-down in a view camera inspired a reassessment of how the world is ordered. AIPAD has been in the forefront of presenting innovation for 30 years."
The Center for the Legacy of Photography, a new initiative of George Eastman House and the Image Permanence Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology, will present a special exhibition, "Cause & Effect" that includes vintage photographic prints drawn from George Eastman House's extensive collection. Work such as an early salt print by Hill & Adamson will be shown side-by-side with later prints in platinum and carbon. Sequences of prints by Alvin Langdon Coburn will reconstruct aesthetic choices made by the artist. Variant prints of Lewis W. Hine's famous and infamous Powerhouse Mechanic image will be on view. The exhibition will provide insight into historic cause-and-effect relationships of materials and processes. The Center, made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, focuses on collecting and sharing knowledge about photographic materials of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The AIPAD Photography Show New York has planned a full day of special event programming, including three panel discussions and a lecture on Saturday, March 28. At 10 am, a panel discussion entitled "What Makes a Photographic Print a Masterpiece? (Why Process and Print Quality Matter)" with 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; and James M. Reilly, co-director, Center for the Legacy of Photography and director of the Image Permanence Institute.
The photographer Bruce Davidson will talk at noon, about his work from 1956 to the present, including his new publication, "Bruce Davidson: Central Park in Platinum", published by Verso Limited Edition Books. At 2 pm, a panel discussion entitled "The Art of Fashion Photography" will feature Charlotte Cotton, curator, department head, photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Vince Aletti, critic and curator; Etheleen Staley, Staley-Wise Gallery; and Takouhy Wise, Staley-Wise Gallery. "Photographers as Filmmakers" will be presented at 4 pm with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, artist and filmmaker; and Albert Maysles, artist and filmmaker; and Steven Kasher, Steven Kasher Gallery.
These special 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.
The AIPAD Photography Show New York will present a Gala Benefit Preview on Wednesday, March 25, from 5 pm to 9 pm. The evening will benefit the John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment for photography acquisitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The fund was established to honor John Szarkowski, one of the most influential curators in photography and a photographer in his own right. Ticket information is as follows:
Benefactor - 5 pm to 9 pm. ($7,500, 5 tickets)
Patron - 5 pm to 9 pm. ($1,500, 1 ticket)
Sponsor - 6:30 pm to 9 pm. ($500, 1 ticket)
Friend - 7:30 pm to 9 pm. ($100, 1 ticket)
For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact the Museum of Modern Art, at +1-212-708-9680 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Or sign up and pay for tickets to the Museum of Modern Art's Gala Benefit Preview online at: http://www.moma.org/AIPAD2009 . The price includes one ticket, an AIPAD catalogue, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and one run-of-show pass.
The AIPAD Photography Show New York will run from Thursday, March 26 though Sunday, March 29, 2009 at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street in New York City. Show hours will be:
Thursday, March 26 from 11 am to 7 pm.
Friday, March 27 from 11 am to 7 pm.
Saturday, March 28 from 11 am to 7 pm.
Sunday, March 29 from 11 am to 6 pm.
The admission is $25 daily. The AIPAD 2009 Membership Directory & Illustrated Catalogue is available for an additional $10 at the Show. The $40 run-of-show ticket includes a catalogue. No advance purchase is required. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, contact AIPAD at +1-202-367-1158 or go to: http://www.aipad.com .