AIPAD’s The Photography Show returned with a new home and an a show-stopping attitude. The Photography Show’s new home Pier 94 also serves as the temporary home for The Armory Show, Architectural Digest Home Design Show, The Pier Antiques Show and leading fashion shows during New York Fashion Week.
“While the Park Avenue Armory is the most beautiful exhibition space in New York City, the size of the space restricted what dealers could do” Aipad president, dealer Catherine Edelman
Pier 94 hosted over 115 international galleries promoting images from the mid-19th Century to current radical talent who personally don’t consider themselves as photographers. The new crop of visual artists’ artistic expression is not only aesthetically alluring to the eye, but also brings awareness to relevant social and environmental issues.
The harmonious flow of expressions, colors, and presentation among the galleries presented a refined, and pleasing aesthetic. A prominent used of black and white, with sudden vivid pops of primary colors provided an uplifting platform for the focal points in the images. Their minimalist approached catapulted the social messages into outstanding displays.
The extra space at The Photography Show’s new location allowed the addition of new special programs and presentations. For the first time the fair included a diverse schedule of panels focusing on the social activism portrayals and involvement, and the promotion of notable female artists.
The Photography Show was founded in 1979 by AIPAD, (The Association of International Photography Art Dealers). AIPAD’s mission is to create and preserve the utmost level of culture and “ethical practice in the business of exhibiting, buying, and selling fine art photography.” Unlike the typical art fairs, The Photography Show can’t be fully experience by scanning the best attention grabbing booths. Sometimes the smallest minimal settings, hold a grand deal of visual display that can only be notice when seen from up close.
More information on the association is available at www.aipad.com.
Photographer: Jordan Tempro