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The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) cordially invites you to attend The Photography Show, March 30 - April 2, 2023 with a VIP PREVIEW on Thursday, March 30, which will return to Center415 located on Fifth Avenue between 37th and 38th streets 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.


AIPAD Award Ceremony, March 30th

Join us for the AIPAD Award ceremony on Thursday, March 30th at 5:30pm in the Fritz Hansen Window Lounge.

This year's recipients are Mattie Boom and Hans Rooseboom, Curators of Photography at the Rijksmuseum.

Refreshments will be served at the ceremony courtesy of The Mascot.

VIP - The Association of International Photography Art Dealers encourages public support of fine art photography by acting as a collective voice for the dealers in fine art photography and through communication and education that enhances the confidence of the public, museums, institutions and others in responsible fine art photography dealers.

VIP & Wine Partner of The Photography Show 2023
The Mascot is a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon made from distinct hillside vineyards: specifically, the younger vines of Harlan Estate, BOND, and Promontory. Founded by Will Harlan, it began as a small, informal project shared among the family, the winemaking team, and a handful of close friends. Drawing fruit from recently replanted blocks within the vineyards, The Mascot reveals its distinguished pedigree while offering insight into the evolution of its parent properties: a youthful promise of their future.
Learn more here.

VIP Program

Each VIP Pass admits two people and is required to access the offerings listed here.

Your VIP Pass includes access to the fair as capacity allows for the below:
• Thursday, March 30 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm (VIP Opening Preview)
• Friday, March 31 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (11 pm - 12 pm VIP Hours)
• Saturday, April 1 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (11:00 am - 12:00 pm VIP Hour)
• Sunday, April 2 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (11:00 am - 12:00 pm VIP Hour)

Attendees must register for a timed-entry for their first visit via the booking link sent to their email, and then their VIP Pass will allow them to return to the fair throughout the weekend at their leisure.

VIP Lounge access (Second Floor, South Hall):
• Friday, March 31 | 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
• Saturday, April 1 | 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
• Sunday, April 2 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Show Hours

Thursday, March 30
• 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm VIP Opening Preview

Friday, March 31
• 11:00 am - 12:00 pm VIP Early Access Hour
• 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm General Admission

Saturday, April 1
• 11:00 am - 12:00 pm VIP Early Access Hour
• 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm General Admission

Sunday, April 2
• 11:00 am - 12:00 pm VIP Early Access Hour
• 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm General Admission

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VIP Special Offerings

AIPAD hosts exclusive special access events for our VIPs throughout New York City 


Tour of Sidley Collection
Friday, March 31, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. ET
Sidley Austin LLP, 787 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Join Cathy Kaplan, retired Sidley partner and chair of the Board of Trustees of The Aperture Foundation, for a tour of Sidley’s New York office art collection. Featuring artists from diverse backgrounds and notable works of photography, Sidley’s collection includes photographs by Gail Albert Halaban, Dawoud Bey, Graciela Iturbide, William Klein, Zanele Muholi, Liliana Porter, Wendy Red Star, Dana Scruggs, and more. Cathy will share her perspective on the significance of featured pieces and how this art reflects both historical and personal narratives of the artists.
Hosted by Cathy Kaplan
Day Of Contact Information:
RSVP to with subject AIPAD Tour
Capacity is limited.

Curatorial Tour of Projects: Ming Smith
Friday, March 31, 10:30am ET
Museum of Modern Art, 1st Floor North Gallery.
Please use the Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building entrance at11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY
Please join us for a tour of the exhibition Projects: Ming Smith with Oluremi C. Onabanjo, Associate Curator, and Kaitlin Booher, Newhall Curatorial Fellow, Department of Photography, Museum of Modern Art.
Hosted by Oluremi C. Onabanjo and Kaitlin Booher
Day of contact information: Kaitlin Booher,
RSVP to with subject AIPAD Tour
Capacity is limited.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Photograph Conservation
Behind-the-Scenes visit to Photograph and Time-Based Media Conservation at The Met
Friday, March 31 10:00AM
Photograph Conservation Department
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
Join Met Conservators to hear about ongoing conservation initiatives regarding exhibition, conservation treatment, and storage of photographs and time-based media.
Hosts: Jonathan Farbowitz, Associate Conservator for Time-Based Media; Katie Sanderson, Associate Conservator for Photographs; Nora Kennedy, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge
RSVP to: Aleya Lehmann,, 212-570-3810
Limited to 14 attendees.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tour of Richard Avedon: MURALS
Friday, March 31, 10:30AM
1000 Fifth Avenue, NY NY 10028
Please join us for a tour of the Richard Avedon: MURALS exhibition with 2022 AIPAD Award Winner Jeff Rosenheim, Joyce Frank Menschel Curator in Charge in the Department of Photographs and Virginia McBride, Research Assistant
Contact for day of:
RSVP to with subject AIPAD Avedon Tour
Capacity is limited.

An Evening with Artist Kunié Sugiura; Japan, Chicago and New York
Conversation with curator Pauline Vermare and an epilogue by PGI director Sayaka Takahashi on Yasuhiro Ishimoto and his photography, from Chicago to Japan.
Friday, March 31, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: Alison Bradley Projects, 526 West 26th Street, Room 814, NYC 10001
The event will feature an exhibition walk through of the artist Kunié Sugiura’s survey exhibition of her six decades career, led by curator Pauline Vermare followed by an intimate opportunity to speak with the artist and curator. From 8:00pm, PGI Director Sayaka Takahashi will show important prints by Yasuhiro Ishimoto and discuss his career as a Japanese American, beginning with his training at the Bauhaus-inspired Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology and later working in the circles of prominent Japanese and American art and architecture as well as championing images which celebrate modernism and geometric purity, as well as the cultures he lived in.
Refreshments and a light snack will be served.
Hosts: Alison Bradley, Principal, Alison Bradley Projects
Sayaka Takahashi, Director, PGI Tokyo
Contact and RSVP:


Penumbra Foundation
Photography in Ink: A Look at Contemporary Copper-Plate Photogravure
Saturday April 1, 10AM
Penumbra Foundation, 36 East 30 Street, New York, NY
Private viewing of current exhibition, Photography in Ink: A Look at Contemporary Copper Plate Photogravure. A wide-ranging group exhibition of photogravure prints, books and portfolios from over 25 artists and photographers, including Roy De Carava, Milagros de la Torre, Kim Anno, Daido Moriyama, Jenia Fridlyand, Fanny Boucher, Craig Zammiello, Costanza Gastaldi, Jon Goodman, MiIke Counahan, Lothar Osterburg, Beth Ganz, Jennifer Page, Eric Taubman, Lois Conner, Ken Schles and Robert Mapplethorpe, among others.  
Hosted by Penumbra Trustees, Artists in the exhibition and Staff
Please RSVP to:
Capacity is limited.

Elizaveta Porodina, Un/Masked
Saturday, April 1 at 10AM
281 Park Avenue South; Meet in the Lobby Café
AIPAD VIPs are cordially invited to enter the dreamlike, surreal world of photographer Elizaveta Porodina in a special curator-led tour of her new solo exhibition, Un/Masked. VIP guests will be welcomed with a complimentary coffee or mimosa, and will have access to explore the entirety of the museum during their visit.
Exhibitions and Membership Director Alexandra Goldman

Capacity is limited.


MUUS Collection
Private Tour of MUUS Collection
April 2, 9:30AM-12:30PM
Transportation provided to the Collection in Tenafly, NJ.
Pick-up at 9:30am Columbus Circle (1 Central Park West), drop off at The Photography Show at Center415 (415 Fifth Avenue).
MUUS Collection is a body of preeminent American photography archives that mark formative shifts in American history. With nearly half a million prints, negatives, contact sheets, and other ephemera, MUUS seeks to preserve and share these seminal works with new audiences.  Tour MUUS’s facility and view highlights from the archives of Deborah Turbeville, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Fred W. McDarrah and others.
Hosted by Richard Grosbard, Advisor; Amanda Smith, Director of Archives; and Lucrezia di Martino, Consulting Director of Strategic Partnerships
Contact: Amanda Smith, 908-642-0709
RSVP to Amanda Smith at
Capacity is limited.


Hotel Partners


The Langham New York
Address: 400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018
Reservation booking link: BOOK HERE
Reservation Code: AIP032423Telephone Contact for Reservations: 212-613-8630 between 8:00am and 5:00pm, daily, or by contacting the Hotel's Reservations Team at
For discounted rates, rooms must be booked by: February 25th


Shelburne Sonesta New York
Address: 303 Lexington Avenue at 37th Street New York, NY 10016
Reservation booking link: BOOK HERE
Reservation Code: AIPAD - The Photography Show - G032423AIPA
Telephone Contact for Reservations: 866-233-4642
For discounted rates, rooms must be booked by: Monday, March 6th, 2023.

Springhill Suites New York Midtown Manhattan/Fifth Avenue
Address: 25 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018
Reservation booking link: BOOK HERE
Reservation code: Photography Show presented by AIPAD Room Block
Telephone Contact for Reservations: 888-287-9400 and reference the Photography Show presented by AIPAD Room Block at the SpringHill Suites New York Midtown Manhattan/Fifth Avenue location.
For discounted rates, rooms must be booked by: Friday, March 3rd, 2023

Moxy Times Square
Address: 485 7th Avenue New York, New York 10018
Reservation booking link: BOOK HERE
Reservation code: Aipad - The Photography Show
Telephone Contact for Reservations: 212-967-6699
For discounted rates, rooms must be booked by: Monday, March 6th, 2023


While You're In New York...

Cooper HewittDesigning Peace explores the unique role design can play in pursuing peace. Visitors will encounter a wide range of design responses from around the world that look at ways to create and sustain a more durable peace, and will be encouraged to consider their own agency in designing peace through interactive installations, quiet moments of reflection, and opportunities for practical action.

Fotografiska New YorkHip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the most powerful cultural movement of our generation, hip-hop. Together with Mass Appeal, Fotografiska is creating the definitive destination for celebrating hip-hop’s global impact on visual expression – a traveling exhibition and immersive experience bringing together a community of artists that have documented this cultural phenomenon. The exhibition will premier in January 2023 across two floors of Fotografiska New York and will remain in view through May 2023.

ICP - Organized by renowned writer and curator Helen Molesworth, Face to Face: Portraits of Artists by Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe and Catherine Opie presents portraits of luminaries in the arts by three of the most prominent portraitists of our time.

Between Friends: From the ICP Collection presents seven decades of photographers portraying their friends in snapshots, casual studio portraits, and going about their everyday lives. These images allow us to see intimate moments of collaboration between artists and give us a peek into their friendships and networks. Highlights include portraits of and by well-known figures like Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Between Friends also calls attention to many women photographers from ICP’s collection, including Lotte Jacobi, Nell Dorr, Consuelo Kanaga, and Barbara Morgan. The stories behind these images are sometimes poignant, funny, sad or uplifting, often bringing to light friendships and connections between artists long forgotten and reminding us all how important friendships can be to the creative process and to an artist’s legacy.

Leslie-Lohman Museum of ArtImages on which to build, 1970s-1990s. Through photographic documentation of activism, education, and media production within trans, queer, and feminist grassroots organizing of the 1970s through the 1990s, Images on which to build reveals the technologies through which influential image cultures were constructed and circulated. The exhibition presents a range of photographic practices to explore the process of learning within alternative schools, workshops, demonstrations, dance clubs, slideshow presentations, correspondences, and community-based archive projects. Featured artists and collectives include: Diana Solís, Joan E. Biren (JEB), Lola Flash, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, ART+Positive and the Sexual Minorities Archives, among others.

Coyote Park: I Love You Like Mirrors Do. Inspired by research on images of intimate pairs in the Museum’s collection, Coyote Park’s new series of photographs explores their own deep bonds and intimate entanglements, reflecting and expanding queer illustrative and photographic histories. Documenting ephemera and energetic connections between past lovers, current partners, and those they hold close, Park aims to capture the unspoken understandings of how they see and are seen. In their photographs, presented alongside rarely-exhibited works from the Museum’s collection, Park envisions love dynamics, lived and represented, as reflective and contingent: we are all mirrored refractions of one another.

Metropolitan Museum of ArtBerenice Abbott’s New York Album, 1929. In January 1929, after eight years in Europe, the American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) boarded an ocean liner to New York City for what was meant to be a short visit. Upon arrival, she found the city transformed and ripe with photographic potential. “When I saw New York again, and stood in the dirty slush, I felt that here was the thing I had been wanting to do all my life,” she recalled. With a handheld camera, Abbott traversed the city, photographing its skyscrapers, bridges, elevated trains, and neighborhood street life. She pasted these “tiny photographic notes” into a standard black-page album, arranging them by subject and locale.

MoMA - Projects: Ming Smith. For Ming Smith, photography is where the senses and the spirit collide through the prism of light, a process she has compared to “getting that precise moment…getting the feeling…like the blues.”

Projects: Ming Smith offers a critical reintroduction to a photographer who has been living and working in New York since the 1970s. She has inspired a generation of artists engaging the politics and poetics of the photographic image in relation to experiences of Blackness. Through her use of long exposures, Smith dissolves the boundaries between her subjects and their surroundings, creating dreamlike, abstract images led by intuition and honed through repetition.

Museum of the City of New York - The inaugural installation of MCNY’s new photography triennial, New York Now: Home, examines the idea of "home” - from the literal places we dwell to the families or the communities of which we choose to be a part. This vital and complex concept arises in often surprising ways in our urban context, from highly personal experiences to debates over public policy. Featuring the work of 33 lens-based contemporary artists working in and around the city’s five boroughs, this exhibition aims to look at how they have responded to and interpreted these issues.


People walk through the aisles of The Photography Show near a bright red wall with black and white photos.