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Major photography show about to open in New York

— March 2012

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Stephen Wilkes, Coney Island, Day To Night, 2011. Digital C-print, 40 x 80 inches Courtesy Monroe Gallery of Photography

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) will hold the 32nd edition of ‘The AIPAD Photography Show New York’, one of the world’s most important annual photography events, March 29 – April 1, 2012, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City.

More than 70 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. ‘The AIPAD Photography Show New York’ is the longest running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography. The Show will open with a Gala Preview on 28 March 2012, to benefit InMotion, which provides free legal services to low-income women.

AIPAD 2012 will present four new member exhibitors: David Zwirner, New York; Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York; Paul Cava Fine Art Photographs, Bala Cynwyd, PA; and 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing.

‘Numerous photography collectors have told me that they are marking their calendars for AIPAD 2012 in March’, said Stephen Bulger, president, AIPAD, and president, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto. ‘There is no question that AIPAD is a prerequisite for both new and established collectors.’


A wide range of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will exhibit at ‘The AIPAD Photography Show New York’. In addition to galleries from New York City and across the country, a number of international galleries will be featured from Germany, Great Britain, Argentina, Japan, and China. An exhibitor list is available at

Exhibition highlights

'The AIPAD Photography Show New York’will offer museum-quality work from established and emerging contemporary artists to modern and 19th-century masters. Among the highlights will be a selection of extraordinary portraits. Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, will show Linda McCartney’s photographs of Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. One of Bert Stern’s famous contact sheet images ofMarilyn Monroe from her last sitting in 1962, which she famously crossed off, will be on view at Staley-Wise Gallery, New York.

Flip Schulke’s mural-sized silver gelatin print of Muhammad Ali jumping out of a hotel pool in Miami Beach from 1961 will be exhibited atKeith de Lellis Gallery, New York. The image was first published that year in Life magazine. Portraits of pioneer photographers will be shown at Charles Schwartz Ltd, New York, including a rare self-portrait by Herbert George Ponting from 1912 on the ill-fated expedition of Robert Falcon Scott to Antarctica.

Tam Tran is known for her self-portraits with provocative titles such as My Call to Arms, Retro Bitch, I Forgot Pants, Strip Tease, andWhen Are We Leaving? Her photographs were seen at the Whitney Biennal last year; at age 23 she was the youngest artist in the exhibition. This fall, her work was included in the recent exhibition ‘Portraiture Now, Asian American Portraits of Encounter’ at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Her image entitled Youniverse will be shown by Gary Edwards Gallery, Washington, DC.

Kelli Connell creates portraits that appear to document a relationship between two women, caught up in everyday moments of pleasure and reflection. Yet upon closer inspection, the viewer will notice that the subjects appear to the twins: in fact, Connell has seamlessly created a photograph with the same model portraying both roles. At the forefront of digital technologies for the past decade, Connell addresses complex issues of identity and visual rhetoric. Her work will be exhibited at Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago.

And lots more!

The AIPAD Photography Show New York will run from Thursday, 29 March though Sunday, 1 April  2012, at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street in New York City. Show hours are as follows:

Thursday         March 29        11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday              March 30        11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday          March 31        11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday             April 1             11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The admission is $25 daily and $40 for the run-of-show. Student admission is $10 with a valid student ID. No advance purchase is required. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, the public can call AIPAD at 202-367-1158 or visit

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