Once again, The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, the renowned international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium, is set to captivate art enthusiasts as it announces its return to the iconic Park Avenue Armory in 2024. According to a press release issued on July 12, 2023, the show will run from April 25 to April 28, 2024, and will feature a dazzling array of photography from all periods, accompanied by an engaging program of talks and panel discussions.
“The Park Avenue Armory has always been the favorite venue of our members, collectors, and curators,” said Lydia Melamed Johnson, Executive Director of AIPAD, in the press release. “I am honored to help facilitate this exciting return to Park Avenue and grateful to the Armory for welcoming us back.”
Rebecca Robertson, Adam R. Flatto Founding President and Executive Producer at the Park Avenue Armory, also expressed her excitement about the fair’s re-opening, stating, “We are delighted to welcome back The Photography Show, presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers. It is a wonderful fair that offers the best in art photography from around the world. We look forward to its re-opening at the Armory.”
According to the press release, The Photography Show presented by AIPAD is planning an extensive presentation at the Park Avenue Armory, featuring U.S. and international galleries, a second annual exhibition of monumental photographs, an expansion of the in-person AIPAD Talks program, the AIPAD Award Ceremony, and additional programs yet to be announced. AIPAD has hired the architecture firm Oficina.LA to create a stunning new design for the space. The show aims to celebrate the diverse and dynamic nature of photography, providing a platform for renowned galleries and artists to showcase their work to collectors, curators, journalists, and the public.
The 43rd edition of The Photography Show, as stated in the press release, will feature a carefully curated selection of contemporary, modern, and historic photography. Leading galleries, including both AIPAD members and nonmembers, will exhibit at the fair, offering attendees an opportunity to experience an extraordinary range of styles, genres, and techniques from emerging and established photographers. From classic black and white prints to innovative digital creations, the show will provide a comprehensive overview of the ever-evolving landscape of photography.
The Photography Show had previously taken place at the Park Avenue Armory from 2006 to 2016, before moving to Pier 94 from 2017 to 2019, and Center415 in midtown Manhattan in 2022 and 2023.
In addition to the announcement of the show’s return, the press release reveals Martijn van Pieterson as the new president of AIPAD. Van Pieterson, owner and president of IBASHO, the Antwerp gallery specializing in Japanese fine art photography, shared his excitement about the opportunity to head up AIPAD during this dynamic period. He emphasized the increased space available at the Park Avenue Armory, which will allow leading U.S. and international galleries to communicate the magic and power of photography. Van Pieterson anticipates a captivating experience for the thousands of visitors expected to attend the four-day fair.
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Founded in 1979, The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) represents over 80 of the world’s leading galleries in fine art photography (source: Press Release – July 12, 2023).