The Photography Show 2023 Presented by AIPAD ~ March 31 through April 2




The Photography Show. Photo: © Andy Ryan

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD has announced the exhibitors for the 2023 show, which will be on view from March 31 through April 2, 2023, at Center415 on Fifth Avenue between 37th and 38th streets. The fair will open with a VIP Preview on March 30. The roster of galleries includes members of the prestigious Association of International Photography Art Dealers known as AIPAD, recognized as the world’s leading galleries of fine art photography, as well as an exceptional selection of emerging galleries new to AIPAD.

One of the world’s most highly anticipated annual art fairs, The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, now in its 42nd edition, is the longest running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium. The fair will feature fresh-to-market and museum-quality photography including cutting-edge contemporary, modern, and exemplary 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media.

Hugh Bell (American, 1927-2012) Hot Jazz, 1952. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery, The Photography Show, Booth #224

AIPAD is working closely with gallerists, curators, institutions, artists, and collectors to create a comprehensive program for the Show, including the presentation of the annual AIPAD Award and the acclaimed AIPAD Talks program with prominent speakers.

“We are proud to announce the exhibitor list for 2023, a dynamic group of galleries that will showcase the true breadth of photography,” said Lydia Melamed Johnson, Director of AIPAD. “The Photography Show will lead off the New York Fair schedule with an immersive experience of images and programming to further the conversation of the medium’s role in art and culture.”

Mary Ellen Mark, Mary Frances Peeking from Tub, from the series, “Ward 81”, 1976. Image courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, The Photography Show, Booth #102

Howard Greenberg Gallery can be found bin Booth #102, with featured artists   Berenice Abbott. Margaret Bourke-White. Bruce Davidson. Nadav Kander. William Klein. Baldwin Lee. Saul Leiter. Mary Ellen Mark. Gordon Parks. Jaroslav Rossler. W Eugene Smith.

Jaroslav Rossler, Untitled, c.1930, Image courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, The Photography Show, Booth #102

Viewpoints: Photographs from the Howard Greenberg Collection as well as Baldwin Lee, published by Hunters Point Press, will be available in the AIPAD Bookstore.

Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004) Independence Day, Cape Cod, Massachusetts (New England), 1947, Gelatin silver print. Courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery in Booth #224

Also on view, Cavalier Gallery in Booth 211 will present the work of Mark S. Kornbluth in his new series entitled DARK.

Mark S. Kornbluth, Richard Rodgers, Ed. 3, Mark S. Kornbluth, 2020 archival pigment print on Canson 60 x 66 in. Image courtesy Cavalier Galleries

The series comprises large-format photographs of dozens of New York City theater exteriors, including the Ambassador, Barrymore, Booth, Eugene O’Neill, Imperial, Lunt Fontaine, Lyric, Music Box, New Victory, and Richard Rodgers theaters are featured, among others. Broadway shows captured in the historical moment include The Book of Mormon, Hamilton, Hangmen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Inheritance, Moulin Rouge, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and TINA: The Tina Turner Musical.

Mark S. Kornbluth, Majestic and St. James, Ed. 10, 2020. Dye sublimated on aluminum 48 x 64 in. Image courtesy Cavalier Gallery

Several noteworthy photographs on view from Keith de Lellis Gallery (The Photography Show, Booth #224) cover an extensive selection of historical and significant content, including a wall dedicated to a fine group of vintage work by master photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004) and pictures by African American artists from mid-century to contemporary that document the subjects of music, art and street photography. Other works on display are renowned classics of fashion photography, exceptional portraits by several masters of photography, and scenes of New York at night from the 20th century.

Brown Brothers Matthew Henson after Arctic expedition to the North Pole with Robert Edwin Peary, 1909, Gelatin silver print. Courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery in Booth #224

On view is a rare portrait of the famous African American explorer Matthew Henson, who, along with Robert Edwin Peary, embarked on their Arctic expedition in 1909 to historically become the first humans, and for Henson the first African American, to reach the North Pole. Work by several important Black photographers are on display, including Hugh Bell’s (1927-2012) captivating photo Hot Jazz (1952) that was selected by Edward Steichen for ‘The Family of Man‘ exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1955. Other photographs include Chuck Stewart’s (1927-2017) close-up portrait of an impassioned Duke Ellington on stage, and a piece by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe (b. 1951) taken in 1978 of a tap dancer on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa as an enamored crowd stands around to watch his performance. A street scene by female African American photographer Ming Smith (b 1950 documents the Black community of Harlem, where one sees an older woman looking down below to a passerby through her open window, the image aptly titled When You See Me Comin’ Raise Your Window High (1972).

Melvin Sokolsky (American, 1933-2022) Bubble, Paris 1963, Gelatin silver print. Courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery, in Booth #224

Included in the exhibit is a piece from Melvin Sokolsky’s (American, 1933-2022) inventive Bubble series that was produced for the Harpers Bazaar 1963 Spring Collection and would come to boldly redefine the medium of fashion photography. The photograph captures a model wearing Nina Ricci posed inside of a translucent sphere hovering over a charming rooftop in Paris. Another photograph on display is a fine palladium print portrait taken by Edward Steichen (American b. Luxembourg, 1879-1973) of a softly sunlit Natica Nast, daughter of American publisher and business magnate Condé Nast.

Edward Steichen (American b. Luxembourg, 1879-1973) Portrait of Natica Nast, 1917, Gelatin silver print. Courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery, in Booth #224

A small grouping of stunning night views of New York City are on display such as a wonderfully composed photograph by Eugene Smith (American, 1918-1978) taken of the Empire State Building from his studio window, and a beautiful pictorial platinum print taken of the Savoy Hotel on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street by Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864-1946), the historic figure who promoted photography as a fine art form.

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864-1946) Savoy Hotel, New York, 1897, Platinum print. courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery, in Booth #224

Highlights from the Archive: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of MUUS Collection
MUUS Collection, in celebration of its 10th anniversary, presents an exhibition of collection highlights with work from five photographers: André de Dienes, Fred W. McDarrah, Deborah Turbeville, Rosalind Fox Solomon, and Alfred Wertheimer. The special exhibition explores the themes and interplay among the artists, presenting each photographer’s unique interpretation of the classic portrait along with a brief survey of their work. The exhibition showcases both iconic and lesser-known images, offering viewers a captivating selection from each artist’s archive. MUUS Collection’s mission is to seek out exceptional photographers whose work has been historically underappreciated, with the goal of presenting their distinctive work to new audiences.

The list of participating galleries for The Photography Show presented by AIPAD 2023 features:

Assembly, Houston, TX
Augusta Edwards Fine Art, London, UK
Benjamin Ogilvy Projects, Arlington, MA
Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, TX
Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
Charles Isaacs Photographs Inc., New York, NY
CLAMP, New York, NY
Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, Chalfont, PA
Deborah Bell Photographs, New York, NY
Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris, France
Galerie Johannes Faber, Vienna, Austria
Galerie SIT DOWN, Paris, France
Gary Edwards Gallery, Southampton, NY
Gitterman Gallery, New York, NY
Hans P. Kraus Jr. Inc., New York, NY
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY
Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Keith de Lellis Gallery, New York, NY
L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York, NY
Laurence Miller Gallery, New Hope, PA
Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA
Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK
Michael Shapiro Photographs, Westport, CT
Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New York, NY
Momentum Fine Art, Miami, FL
Monroe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, NM
Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York, NY
Obscura Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Paci Contemporary, Brescia, Italy
Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc., San Francisco, CA
PGI, Tokyo, Japan
Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Richard Moore Photographs, Oakland, CA
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY
Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd., Santa Fe, NM
Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL
The 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop, New York, NY
The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Throckmorton Fine Art, New York, NY
Toluca Fine Art, Paris, France
Vasari, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Yancey Richardson, New York, NY

“We are thrilled to be returning to Center415 on Fifth Avenue in New York City for the 2023 edition of The Photography Show presented by AIPAD,” said Michael Lee, President of AIPAD and Lee Gallery, Winchester, Mass. “Collectors, curators, and our member galleries requested dates that are earlier in the year, and are pleased to be opening in March 2023, returning AIPAD to its well-known place in the art fair calendar. Last year, the show earned rave reviews and critical praise for its tightly focused presentation and new centrally-located venue,” added Lee. “We look forward to building on last year’s success, showing the best photography in the world, and growing our audience with onsite activations presenting the most inspiring programming.”

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD
March 30, VIP Opening Preview
March 31–April 2, 2023
Center415, 415 Fifth Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets, New York City

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