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The Photography Show sponsored by AIPAD has new dates, according to the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). The 42nd edition of the Show will take place from March 30 to April 2, 2023, at Center415 on Fifth Avenue between 37th and 38th streets in New York City.
At the preeminent fine art photography fair, the world’s best galleries will present current, modern, and rare vintage work alongside museum-quality 19th-century images, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media.

“We are happy to be returning to Center415 on Fifth Avenue in New York City for the 2023 edition of The Photography Show presented by AIPAD,” stated Michael Lee, President of AIPAD and Winchester, Mass.-based Lee Gallery. “Collectors, curators, and our member galleries requested dates that are earlier in the year, and are happy to be opening in March 2023, returning AIPAD to its well-known place in the art show calendar. “The performance received wonderful reviews and critical acclaim last year for its tightly focused presentation and new strategically placed venue,” Lee noted. “We are excited to build on last year’s success by showcasing the best photography in the world and expanding our audience through onsite activations showcasing the most exciting programs.”

The Photography Show is the longest continuous exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium. It is an important element of New York City’s cultural landscape and a must-see for fine art photography buyers. The 2023 Show will showcase renowned galleries from the United States and around the world, including Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America, all of which are AIPAD members.
The Photographic Show presented by AIPAD, a vital yearly event for the international photography community, begins with an Opening Preview on March 30.
Center415, 415 Fifth Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets, New York City
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The Photography Show, produced by AIPAD, may be found at AIPAD can be found on Facebook at or on Instagram and Twitter as @AIPADphoto.

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), founded in 1979, represents more than 80 of the world’s major galleries in fine art photography. AIPAD is committed to establishing and upholding the best academic and ethical standards in the business of exhibiting, purchasing, and selling fine art photography. More information can be found at

Exhibiting Galleries for The Photography Show 2023:

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 Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Throckmorton Fine Art, New York, NY
Toluca Fine Art, Paris, France
Vasari, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Yancey Richardson, New York, NY

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The Intersection of Technology and Fine Art:



How NFTs are Revolutionizing Fine Art Photography

The art world has long been dominated by traditional mediums like painting, sculpture, and printmaking. However, in recent years, a new medium has emerged that is shaking up the art world: digital art, specifically Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) in fine art photography.

Fine art photography has traditionally been seen as a niche within the larger art world, but NFTs are allowing photographers to create unique digital assets that can be bought and sold like traditional art pieces. In this article, we’ll explore the intersection of NFTs and fine art photography, and how this emerging trend is changing the way we think about photography as an art form.

NFTs and Fine Art Photography

So, what exactly is an NFT, and how does it apply to fine art photography? Put simply, an NFT is a unique digital asset that is stored on a blockchain. This digital asset can be anything from a piece of digital art to a video game item, or in this case, a fine art photograph.

When a photographer creates an NFT of their work, they are essentially minting a digital asset that is unique and one-of-a-kind. This means that the NFT holder owns the original digital asset, even if the photograph can be easily reproduced. In other words, the NFT acts as a certificate of authenticity for the photograph.

This is a game-changer for fine art photography. Historically, the value of a photograph was largely determined by its physical characteristics, such as the quality of the paper or the size of the print. However, with NFTs, the value of a photograph can be based on its uniqueness, scarcity, and provenance.

Creating an NFT of a fine art photograph can also open up new revenue streams for photographers. They can sell the NFT of their work directly to collectors, who can then resell the NFT to other buyers. In addition, photographers can sell prints of their photographs alongside the NFT, offering collectors both a physical and digital version of the same work.

Examples of NFT Fine Art Photography

There have been several notable examples of fine art photography being sold as NFTs, which has demonstrated the potential for this emerging trend to revolutionize the art world.

One of the most high-profile examples of NFT fine art photography is Trevor Jones’ “Piccadilly Circus”. This photograph, which depicts London’s iconic Piccadilly Circus at night, was sold as an NFT in February 2021 for over $100,000. The NFT was purchased by an anonymous buyer, who now owns the original digital asset of the photograph, making it a one-of-a-kind piece.

In November, 2021 Alyson and Courtney Aliano’s Twin Flames #49 fetched a staggering 871 ETH, earning it the fifth spot among the most expensive photographs ever sold. This puts the Alianos in the same league as iconic artists such as Andreas Gursky, Richard Prince, and Cindy Sherman, solidifying their place in the annals of art history.These sales demonstrate the potential for NFTs to unlock new revenue streams for photographers and provide a unique investment opportunity for collectors.

Beyond individual photographs, some artists are using NFTs to create entire collections of digital art. For example, Mad Dog Jones recently released a collection of NFTs called “REPLICATOR,” which features a series of digital sculptures and animations that explore themes of consumerism and mass production. The collection sold out in just a few hours, demonstrating the appetite for digital art that is sold as NFTs.

While these examples are just the beginning of what is possible with NFTs in fine art photography, they represent a significant shift in how we think about the value of digital art. By creating unique digital assets that are one-of-a-kind and cannot be replicated, NFTs are allowing photographers to monetize their work in new ways and reach a wider audience of collectors and investors.

Challenges and Criticisms

While NFTs offer many benefits to fine art photography, they are not without their challenges and criticisms. One of the main criticisms of NFTs is their environmental impact. Creating an NFT requires a significant amount of energy, which can contribute to the carbon footprint of the digital art world.

In addition, there are concerns about the speculative nature of NFTs. Some critics argue that the high prices of NFTs are driven more by hype than by the value of the underlying artwork. This has led to fears of a NFT bubble that could burst, leaving buyers with worthless digital assets.

Despite these criticisms, the use of NFTs in fine art photography shows no signs of slowing down. As more photographers experiment with this new medium, we are likely to see even more innovative uses of NFTs

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Painted Smiles and Hidden Tears: A Photographer’s Journey into the World of Circus Clowns



I have never been able to resist the allure of the mysterious world of the circus. Everything about it piqued my interest, from the flashing lights to the colorful costumes to the air of wonder and excitement. Hence, when I made the decision to start on a tour as a photographer to chronicle circuses located in different parts of the world, I knew that I was in for an exciting experience.

Polichinelo – Portugal/Brazil

My adventures have taken me to some of the most remote parts of the world, from the neon-lit streets of Tokyo to the desolate plains of Africa, and everything in between. I couldn’t help but be fascinated by the clowns no matter where I went. They were a mysterious and intriguing bunch of individuals who were usually hanging out on the outside of the circus and never quite seemed to belong with the other performers.

Harlequin – England

When I first started taking pictures of the clowns, I didn’t understand that behind their painted-on smiles, they were hiding a profound sense of melancholy and isolation. They were frequently the punch line of jokes and the objects of mockery, and yet they continued to perform night after night in the hopes of distracting themselves from their problems by entertaining the crowds.

Klaun – Czech Republic

I came across clowns who had given up everything to the bottle, including their families, their houses, and any sense of who they were. I encountered clowns who had been shunned by their communities because they were unconventional and did not adhere to the standards set out by society. And there were clowns who were just moving around aimlessly, never exactly settling into one location as their permanent abode.

Palyaço – Turkey

In spite of the challenges they faced, the clowns were some of the most strong-willed and motivational people I’d ever encountered. They instilled in me the value of perseverance, the significance of finding joy even in the most difficult of situations, and the admirable quality of being honest to one’s own nature.

Augusto – Italy

As a photographer, when I think back on my travels, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the people I had the opportunity to photograph along the route. They not only reminded me of the significance of empathy and connection in a world that can frequently feel so cold and unconnected, but they also opened my eyes to a world that is full of wonder and possibilities.

Limited edition prints are available, please contact David S. Spivak from Focus Gallery, 201.275.5323, [email protected]

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