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About AIPAD and The Photography Show

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. AIPAD 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.


The Photography Show is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium, offering a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media.


2016 By the Numbers

  • 12,000+ Attendees
    • $30M+ Purchasing Power
    • 36% of attendees spend more than $10,000 on art annually
    • One-third of attendees are curators or collectors
  • 85+ Exhibitors
  • 25+ Countries
  • 250+ Press

New in 2017

  • Special Exhibitions: For the first time, The Photography Show will have the opportunity to present special loan exhibitions. Three exhibitions will be on view at the Show with photography from the noted private collections of Martin Margulies, Artur Walther, and Madeleine Plonsker.
  • Exhibitors: The Photography Show will feature galleries from across the U.S. and around the world, including Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, and South America. With four new sections – Salon, Gallery, Positions, and Discovery – the Show will offer work from established and new AIPAD members, first-time exhibitors, younger galleries, book dealers, and publishers.
  • Awards: The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, presented by Maine Media Workshops + College, will be awarded to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in the genre of portraiture.
  • Honors: The AIPAD Award honors visionaries who have contributed to the field of photography including artists, curators, publishers, and others. The first recipients of the newly inaugurated annual award are Sandra Phillips, curator of photography at SFMOMA and Anne Tucker, founding curator of photography at MFA Houston.
  • Education: The Public Program will triple in 2017, with presentations hosted each day of the Show by noted collectors, curators, critics, and gallerists.
  • Experience: The Photography Show will offer a variety of hospitality options, including a restaurant, champagne bar, and VIP lounge. Additionally, the Smile Booth and captivating work of Colleen Plumb, Thirty Times a Minute, will create a lasting experience that your guests won’t forget.

Get Involved with The Photography Show

  • Showcase your brand in front of thousands of connoisseurs and buyers of fine art and other luxury goods.
  • Your support helps AIPAD build appreciation and awareness of fine art photography.
  • Collaborate with us year-round. Customize your support to match your business objectives and maximize your return on investment.

Sponsorship Opportunities


  • Product Placement on Show Floor
  • Vernissage & Exhibition Opportunities
  • Catalogue & Show Guide
  • VIP Lounge
  • Private Tours & Receptions
  • Meet & Greet with Artists, Speakers, & Exhibitors
  • New Collectors Event
  • VIP, Exhibitor, & Attendee S.W.A.G.
  • Café & Beverage Service
  • Exhibitor Lounge
  • Vendor Services (e.g. Packing & Shipping Materials, Furniture, Floral, Audio-Visual Support, Travel Services, etc.)
  • Annual Publication
  • Year-round visibility
  • Sponsor Letter & Prime Ad Placement
  • Index with 2,000+ Artists
  • Member & Exhibitor Information
  • Show Guide & Floor Plan
  • Advertisements
  • Distribution = 12,000
  • Video Interview & Promotion
  • Show Advertisements
  • Press Coverage
  • Website, Social Media, & Electronic Promotions
  • Tickets, Print Mailings, & Collateral
  • Show Guide & Onsite Signage
  • Publication & Literature Distribution
  • VIP Access for Guests
    • Includes Access to Vernissage, Run-of-Show, VIP Events, and VIP Show Hours
  • Host a VIP Event in New York City
  • Host a Private Tour or Reception for Guests
  • Dedicated Branding Opportunities
  • Participate in Exclusive Video Interview
  • Host a Public Program Session
  • Introduce, Moderate, or Participate in a Session
  • Dedicated Branding Opportunities


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