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The AIPAD Photography Show New York to Be Held March 18-21, 2010 World's Leading Fine Art Photography Galleries

Posted By Administration, Thursday, March 18, 2010
Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013
DATE: March 18, 2010

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 18 through 21, 2010.

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Gala Preview on March 17 to Benefit John Szarkowski Fund,
Endowment for Photography Acquisitions at MoMA

Special Events to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of
The AIPAD Photography Show first held in 1980

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 Thursday, March 18, through Sunday, March 21, 2010. More than 70 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 at 67th Street in New York City. The 30th edition of The AIPAD Photography Show New York will open with a Gala Preview on March 17 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 commemorate the 30th anniversary of The AIPAD Photography Show, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has issued a proclamation declaring "Photography Week in New York City." Celebration, an "exhibition-within-an-exhibition" that will include a special work in each exhibitor‟s booth, will be on view, with an accompanying catalogue. In addition, a number of special events including panel discussions with leading curators, dealers, artists and critics, will be held on Saturday, March 20, and Sunday, March 21.

"We are pleased and proud to mark the 30th anniversary of The AIPAD Photography Show in 2010," noted Stephen Bulger, President, AIPAD, and President, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto. "AIPAD dealers have stood the test of time, which underscores their extraordinary knowledge, experience and connoisseurship. In addition, it is a great pleasure to work with our corporate partner AXA Art Insurance Corporation, with its global presence and art world expertise."

A wide range of the world‟s leading fine art photography galleries will exhibit at The AIPAD Photography Show New York. In addition to galleries from New York City and across the country, the Show will include a number of international galleries from Paris, London, Berlin, the Czech Republic, Buenos Aires, Japan, and China. Galleries exhibiting for the first time include: Gallery 339, Philadelphia; Monroe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe; M+B, Los Angeles; and L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York. An exhibitor list is available at

Celebration "Exhibition Within An Exhibition"
To mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Show, an "exhibition within an exhibition" entitled Celebration will be on view at The AIPAD Photography Show New York. Each AIPAD member has been asked to choose a work that reflects the theme of celebration. The work will be identified – one in each member booth – and a complete catalogue of the exhibition will be available after the Show. The catalogue, entitled Celebration ($50, hardcover, 117 pages,) includes a history of AIPAD and is available online at

From contemporary photo-based new media to rare 19th-century salt prints, the 30th edition of The AIPAD Photography Show New York will offer a wide range of important photographs from leading national and international galleries, many of which are bringing special work to celebrate the Show‟s 30th anniversary.
Monroe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, will exhibit the historic master vintage print of busboy Juan Romero trying to comfort presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy after the assassination attempt on June 5, 1968. Taken by photographer Bill Eppridge, it is the original print used to reproduce this iconic image in the LIFE magazine issue dated June 14, 1968.

Airan Kang creates brightly colored sculptures out of fiber optics enclosed within plastic cases. A new installation of her Lighting Books will be on view at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York. Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, will bring new work by Gregory Scott including, Color Grid, 2009, which includes an archival digital print, oil on panel, and HD video.

A rare example of a bird in flight from Eadweard Muybridge's famous study of motion, Animal Locomotion, 1872-1885/1887, will be on view at the Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco. Muybridge is widely recognized as a pivotal figure in the development of motion pictures, as well as a significant influence on the arts and sciences, inspiring countless artists and inventors including Sol LeWitt, Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Bacon, and Thomas Edison.

Characterized by their bold and dynamic compositions, Leon Levinstein‟s photographs catalog his 40-year exploration of the streets of New York. Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, will bring the gelatin silver print Times Square, New Year's Eve, c. 1965. In June 2010, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will exhibit a retrospective of work by Levinstein.

Landscape photography from all periods will be on view at AIPAD. Among the highlights will be a stunning vintage gelatin silver print by Ansel Adams: From Wawona Tunnel, Winter Yosemite, c.1927, at Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, CA. Tetsugo Hyakutake uses digital composites to create panoramic photographs of Japanese landscapes, which will be on view at Gallery 339, Philadelphia.

Munich-based artist Robert Voit has discovered a completely new species of plant that he calls "new trees" – cellular phone antennae of steel, fiberglass and plastic camouflaged as trees. Voit photographed the antenna trees in the United States, South Africa and throughout Europe, and his prints will be exhibited at Amador Gallery, New York. A book about the work is being published by Steidl in February. Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, will be featuring Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe's large-scale photographs of the Grand Canyon. These new collaborative panoramas incorporate views from historic and early 20th-century fine art photographs, 19th-century maps, and illustrations of that majestic landscape.

Todd Hido‟s A Road Divided, a new series of recent large-scale landscape photographs of the American landscape, uses the vantage point of his car seat, shooting outward through ever changing layered mixtures of condensation, grit, and reflecting glare upon the car‟s windshield. Hido transforms the mundane terrain on the outskirts of American cities into poignant images. The work will be on view at Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York. Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, will show Abelardo Morell‟s Camera Obscura: View of the Brooklyn Bridge in Bedroom, 2009.

Andy Warhol‟s black and white photographs from 1976 to 1979 will be a highlight at Steven Kasher Gallery, New York. The gallery is also bringing the first ever prints of Autochromes, c.1907-1925, from the National Geographic Image Collection. A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, will show Eurydice, 2009, the first color gold leaf photograph by Louviere + Vanessa.

A number of extraordinary portraits will be exhibited including a pair of daguerreotypes of portraits of George and Martha Washington from the 1840s-50s will be on view at Gary Edwards Gallery, Washington, D.C. Robert Frank‟s City Fathers, Hoboken, 1955, will be exhibited by Robert Mann Gallery, New York. The silver print is one of the quintessential photographs from Frank's seminal publication The Americans. Hopi Man, a 1923 silver gelatin print by Dorothea Lange, will be on view at Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe. Acknowledged to be one of her most powerful and important portraits, the closed-cropped study of a man‟s weathered face combines Lange‟s early soft focus portraiture with her documentary work of the 1930s. Two little-known portraits of children c.1929-30 by August Sander will be offered by Deborah Bell Photographs, New York.

While living in Hollywood in 1946, Man Ray and Juliet Browner were married in a joint ceremony with the artists Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst in attendance. Around 1947, Man Ray took a double portrait of Juliet and Dorothea, which called upon his expertise as a fashion photographer. The two bare-shouldered women in heavy necklaces and elaborate headdresses look dreamily past one another. The vintage silver print will be shown at Charles Isaacs Photographs, Inc., New York.

Galería Vasari, Buenos Aires, will show a selection of works by members of La Carpeta de los Diez (The Folder of Ten), a society of 10 photographers formed in Argentina in 1952 and disbanded in 1959, which played an important part in the development of the art of photography in Latin America.

For the past six years, Mariana Cook has traveled all over the world in search of historical, un-mortised stone walls. Her journeys have taken her from Martha‟s Vineyard to the Aran Islands to Cambodia. She is currently working on a book about the project and the photographs will be on view at Lee Marks Fine Art, Shelbyville, Indiana. From 2006 to 2008, Jimmy and Dena Katz spent three seasons with one of the last traveling sideshows in America known as The World of Wonders, taking pictures and recording the sounds from a compelling team of sword-swallowing, fire-breathing, snake-handling performers. The result will be on view at PDNB Gallery, Dallas, including audio to accompany the exhibition.

Robert Burge/Twentieth Century Photographs, Ltd., New York will feature a solo exhibition of work by Kendall Messick, who has found beauty born from devastation after his restored 1903 home in Jersey City was destroyed by a fire. The exhibition will include both large- and small-scale color photographs – taken just hours after the fire – as well as charred artifacts and sculpture from his home, and a video. Sarah Anne Johnson‟s House on Fire series explores the story of Johnson‟s maternal grandmother‟s unwitting participation in a CIA-funded research program during the 1950s. Seeking treatment for postpartum depression, she was subjected to a series of brainwashing experiments at the Allan Memorial Institute at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. One of the works from the series, Observation Room, 2009, will be on view at Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto.

Lillian Bassman is continuing to make photographs at age 92. Abrams has just published her new book, "Lillian Bassman: Women," and new work will be on view at Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica. Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, is showing top contemporary artists including Mona Kuhn, Tierney Gearon, Masao Yamamoto and David Hilliard. Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, will offer recent work by Burk Uzzle and Julie Mack.

Special Events on Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21, 2010
Six panel discussions bringing together leading curators, dealers, artists and journalists are planned for Saturday, March 20, and Sunday, March 21 during The AIPAD Photography Show New York in the Veteran‟s Room at the Park Avenue Armory. AIPAD programs are free with same day admission to The AIPAD Photography Show New York. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, March 20, 2010
10:00 a.m.
Top experts explore the most important issues involved in caring for photographs. Topics will include: hanging, framing, storage, conservation, ethics and more.
Christiane Fischer, President and C.E.O., AXA Art Insurance Corporation, North America, Moderator
Stephen Bulger, President, AIPAD; Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto
Anne Gibbs, Owner, White Mule Picture Frames, New York
Nora W. Kennedy, Sherman Fairchild Conservator of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Peter Mustardo, Photograph Conservator, President, The Better Image, New York/Milford, NJ

12:00 noon
The 1975 exhibition, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, signaled the emergence of a new approach to landscape photography emulated by generations of photographers. A new version of this seminal exhibition is currently touring eight international venues. This discussion will focus on the impact of both exhibitions and the role of landscape photography today.
Rick Wester, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, Moderator
Frank Gohlke, Artist
Theresa Luisotti, Gallery Luisotti
Alison Nordström, Curator of Photographs, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
Britt Salvesen, Department Head and Curator, Photography Department, Prints and Drawings Department, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2:00 p.m.
This new exhibition, on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum from January 30 through April 25, 2010, examines a unique and pivotal moment in American photographic history. The first major examination of street photography of the 1940s and „50s in nearly 20 years includes work by Lisette Model, Robert Frank, Louis Faurer, Ted Croner, Saul Leiter, and William Klein – and uncovers a crucial time in American art, when global media was in its adolescence and photography was just beginning to achieve recognition in the contemporary art world. A highlight will be the New York debut of Time Capsule, a recently discovered short film by Louis Faurer.
Lisa Hostetler, Curator of Photographs, Milwaukee Art Museum, Moderator
Tom Gitterman, Gitterman Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Artist
William Meyers, Critic, The Wall Street Journal
Ann Thomas, Curator, Photographs, National Gallery of Canada

4:00 p.m.
The world-renowned collector of contemporary art discusses 30 years of collecting.
WM Hunt, Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, New York, Interviewer
Martin Margulies, Collector, Miami

6:00 p.m.
An insider‟s look at contemporary photography today with leading AIPAD experts examines trends from digital photography to new media.
Susan Bright, Independent Curator and Writer, New York, Moderator
Kim Bourus, Higher Pictures, New York
Martin McNamara, Gallery 339 Fine Art Photography, Philadelphia
Andrea Meislin, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
Robert Morat, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
Bryce Wolkowitz, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York

Sunday, March 21, 2010
12:00 noon
In the critical years leading up to World War II, the Photo League flourished as a progressive center for American photography in New York City. In 1947, the League was listed as a "subversive" organization, leading to its demise in 1951. The panel presents a rare opportunity to hear first-hand accounts from the artists themselves during this turbulent period.
Catherine Evans, Chief Curator, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio
Mason Klein, Curator of Fine Arts, The Jewish Museum, New York
Vivian Cherry, New York,
Sonia Handelman - Meyer, Charlotte, NC
Arthur Leipzig, Sea Cliff, NY
Rebecca Lepkoff, New York
Jerome Liebling, Amherst, MA
Marvin E. Newman, New York
Erika Stone, New York
Ida Wyman, Madison, WI

Gala Benefit Preview
The AIPAD Photography Show New York will present a Gala Benefit Preview on Wednesday, March 17, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. 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:
Patron 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ($750, 1 ticket)
Sponsor 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ($250, 1 ticket)
Friend 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ($100, 1 ticket)

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact The Museum of Modern Art, 212/708-9680 or

Show Information
The AIPAD Photography Show New York will run from Thursday, March 18 though Sunday, March 21, 2010 at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street in New York City. Show hours have been extended until 8 p.m. Thursday though Saturday and are as follows:

Thursday March 18 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday March 19 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday March 20 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday March 21 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The admission is $25 daily. A catalogue is available for $10 at the Show. The $40 run-of-show ticket includes a show catalogue. Student admission is $10 with a valid student ID. No advance purchase is required. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, the public can call AIPAD at 202/367-1158 or visit

Media Preview
A Media Preview will be held for The AIPAD Photography Show New York from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2010. To RSVP, please contact Margery Newman at

Corporate Partner
AXA Art Insurance Corporation, the world‟s leading art insurance specialist, is the premier corporate partner for The AIPAD Photography Show New York. International reach, unrivalled competence and a high quality network of expert partners distinguish AXA Art Insurance Corporation, the only art insurance specialist in the world, from its generalist property insurance competitors. Over the past 40 years and well into the future, AXA Art Insurance Corporation has and will continue to redefine the manner in which it serves and services its museum, gallery, collector and artist clients, across Asia, America and Europe with a sincere consideration of the way valuable objects are insured and cultural patrimony protected. For more information, visit Global Media & PR Contact: Rosalind (Roz) Joseph,, 718/710-5181.

AIPAD Background
Founded in 1979, The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) represents more than 120 of the world‟s leading galleries in fine art photography. The organization is dedicated to creating and maintaining the highest standards of scholarship and ethical practice in the business of exhibiting, buying and selling fine art photography. More information is available at

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For further press information or visual materials, please contact:
Nicole Straus Public Relations
Nicole Straus, 631/369-2188, 917/744-1040 (cell),
Margery Newman, 212/475-0252,

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