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AIPAD 2014

Photography Show New York
Photo by Neil Slavin . Source:
Neil Slavin, "15 July 1984 Channel Swimmers"

Spring is in the air in New York, and that means one thing here at The New York Photo Reivew — the annual AIPAD fair is coming to town. Probably the high point of the art photography season, the show features top notch photography galleries from as far away as Beijing, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Boston and Brooklyn. (Did I mention Brescia?) Photographic work ranging from some of the earliest salt prints to the latest digital/electronic do-dads will be on display. Here you will not only be able to get close to works that you may have only seen in reproductions, but you will be able to talk to people who are knowledgeable and passionate about them.

Photo by Ted Croner . Source:
Ted Croner, "Central Park South" 1947-8 on display at Clamp Art Gallery

If you tire of just looking at pictures, there are four panel discussion on tap on Saturday. Starting at 10 “The Deciders: Curating Photography”, will commence with four top museum curators discussing how they pick and choose. The panelists are Corey Keller, from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Nissan Perez, of the Shpilman Institute in Tel Aviv, Jeff Rosenheim, from The Metropolitan Museum of Art here in New York, and Johan Sjöström, from the Gothenburg Museum of Art in Sweden. The proceedings will be moderated by well known critic Lyle Rexer.

Photo by Roddy McDowell . Source:
Roddy McDowell, Elizabeth Taylor c.1960 on display at Keith De Lellis Gallery

Other panels that day include LGBTQ Photography, led by Chris Boot of Aperture with Philip Gefter, Sunil Gupta, and K8 Hardy, and later a discussion of the hows and whys of collecting led by publisher Loring Knoblauch. At 4 there will be a screening and discussion of the documentary film, “Everybody Street” by Cheryl Dunn.

Although the range of work on display is encyclopedic and much of it clearly of museum-quality, the real frisson of the fair is that it is a fair — yes that perfect Cindy Sherman or or Robert Mapplethorpe can be yours with only a small swipe of a card (followed by the refinancing of your house or business.) So, check behind the sofa cushions, and enjoy this annual photo party.

Photo by Edward Weston . Source:
Edward Weston, "Dune" on view at Alan Klotz Gallery.

Photography Show New York

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Thursday, April 10 to
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Hours: Thurs-Sat, 11 to 7; Sun, 11 to 6

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