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Join us in 2024 at the Park Avenue Armory!

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) cordially invites you to attend The Photography Show, April 25-28, 2023 with a VIP PREVIEW on Thursday, April 25th, which will return to the iconic Park Avenue Armory located at 643 Park Avenue in New York City.

The world’s leading galleries of fine art photography will present contemporary, modern, and rare vintage work alongside museum-quality 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media, at the premier fine art photography fair.

Show Hours for The Photography Show 2024:
VIP Preview: Thursday, April 25, 12 - 8pm
Friday, April 26, 12 - 8pm (11am VIP Hour)
Saturday, April 27, 12 - 7pm (11am VIP Hour)
Sunday, April 28, 11am - 5pm

 

OFFICIAL HOSPITALITY PARTNER OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2024:

The Mark Hotel
Reservation booking link: Link here
Reservation Code: AIPAD
Telephone Contact: (212) 606-3080
Email Contact: VIPAIPAD@themarkhotel.com
For discounted rate, please book by: April 30, 2024
Address: 25 East 77th Street, New York, NY 10075
Subway Lines: 6 (green line)
Subway Stops: 77th (for the Mark Hotel), 68th (for the Armory)

 

 

 

Exclusive VIP Off-site Events and Tours - see information below to RSVP:

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

9 AM: Private Tour of The Awe of the Arctic: A Visual History at The New York Public Library
Please join Curator Elizabeth Cronin and Assistant Curator Maggie Mustard for a before-hours tour through the contemporary works of the exhibition The Awe of the Arctic: A Visual History

Event capacity: 30
RSVP required: photography@nypl.org
 

9:30 AM: Curator's Tour of The Ways of Langston Hughes at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Join us for a VIP tour of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture's latest exhibition The Ways of Langston Hughes: Griff Davis and Black Artist in the Making. The exhibition offers an intimate look at Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes (1901–1967) through the lens and friendship of pioneering foreign service officer and photojournalist Griffin J. Davis. Hughes forged connections between creative professionals, encouraged the work of others, and helped build a larger network of Black creatives and intellectuals responding to, and shaping, the current events of the time. For more exhibition details, visit nypl.org.

Capacity: 30
RSVP required: schomburgprograms@nypl.org
 

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

9:30 AM: Private Tour of The Real Thing: Unpackaging Product Photography at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Please join us for a tour of The Real Thing: Unpackaging Product Photography with the exhibition’s curator Virginia McBride. The Real Thing explores the role of the camera in commodity culture. Spanning the first century of product photography, it will bring together avant-garde experiments, corporate commissions, and obscure catalogues, united by a common cause: to snatch the ordinary out of context and sell it back at full price. More exhibition details here.

Event capacity: 20 people
RSVP required: photographs@metmuseum.org

9:30 AM: Private Tour of Seen Together: Acquisitions in Photography at The Morgan Library & Museum
An intimate look at previously unexhibited photoworks in the collection (1860s to the present), with curator Joel Smith. 

Capacity - 20
RSVP required: Joel Smith, jsmith@themorgan.org

10 AM: Burns Collection & Archive Tour
Tour the Burns Collection & Archive, one of the world’s largest private collections of historic and documentary photography. Housed in an 1860s townhouse are one million historic photographs from the birth of photography through the atomic age. Over 700 framed images are hung throughout the rooms. One exhibition explores the history of photography, illustrating the art from the daguerreotype to modern silver gelatin prints. Other exhibits focus on African American, medical, war, crime, post-mortem, documentary, and hand-painted photography. Photographs from the Collection have been in exhibitions worldwide, including Musée d’Orsay, Museo Reina Sofia, and the Metropolitan of Art. Founder Dr. Stanley Burns and his daughter, Elizabeth Burns, Collections Manager, personally guide visitors through the building, sharing insights into their unique nineteenth-century collection.

Capacity - 12
*The Burns Archive is not wheelchair accessible.
RSVP required: Liz Burns, liz@burnsarchive.com
 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

10am: The Photography Show VIP Reception at Penumbra Foundation
Penumbra Foundation welcomes VIP guests of The Photography Show to a private tour of the foundation, including special viewings of selected rare titles from the Taubman Library Collection and 19-century early New York City photographic lenses from the Berliner Collection, both housed at Penumbra. Guests will learn about Penumbra’s facilities and Public Programs, including its artist residencies and education, and have the opportunity to view the current exhibitions: More than I could ask by Dawn Kim and Process, Object, Residue by Phil Chang. More information at penumbrafoundation.org.

Capacity: 25
RSVP required: lisa@penumbrafoundation.org

PREFERRED HOTEL PARTNERS:

The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites
Reservation booking link: Link here
Reservation Code: G042424PSNY
Telephone Contact: (866) 222-2365
If reserving via phone, please mention ‘The Photography Show NYC Room Block 2024’
For discounted rate, please book by: April 1, 2024
Address: 215 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065
Subway Lines: 10 minute walk

Fifty Sonesta Select
Reservation booking link: Link here
Reservation Code: G042224AIPA
Telephone Contact: (866) 222-2365
If reserving via phone, please mention ‘The Photography Show NYC Room Block 2024’
For discounted rate, please book by: April 1, 2024
Address: 155 East 50th Street, New York, NY 10022
Subway Lines: 6
Subway Stops: 51st (for Fifty Sonesta Hotel), 68th (for The Armory)

The Shelburne Sonesta
Reservation booking link: Link here
Reservation Code: G042424PSNY
Telephone Contact: (866) 222-2365
If reserving via phone, please mention ‘The Photography Show NYC Room Block 2024’
For discounted rate, please book by: April 1, 2024
Address: 37th Street, New York, NY 10016
Subway Lines: 6
Subway Stops: 42nd (for the Shelburne), 68th (for the Armory)

Freehand Hotel
Reservation booking link: Link here
Telephone Contact: (212) 475-1920
If reserving via phone, please mention ‘The Photography Show 2024’
For discounted rate, please book by: March 22, 2024
Address: 23 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Subway Lines: 6 (green line)
Subway Stops: 23rd (for Freehand Hotel), 68th (for the Armory)

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For inquiries regarding VIP accreditation, please email vip@aipad.com.