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Arnika Dawkins receives AIPAD's inaugural Community Contribution Award; AIPAD Talks Live programming now streaming; plus member gallery highlights for this month.

Dawoud Bey and Valerie Cassel Oliver speak at The Photography Show
AIPAD Talks Live at The Photography Show: Dawoud Bey: Elegy

Artist Dawoud Bey and Valerie Cassel Oliver, (the Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts), discuss Dawoud Bey: Elegy

AIPAD Talks Live at The Photography Show: Ivan Shaw and Ngoc Minh Ngo
AIPAD Talks Live at The Photography Show: Ivan Shaw and Ngoc Minh Ngo

Ivan Shaw (Condé Nast Corporate Photography Director and Acting Visuals Editor at The World of Interiors), in conversation with noted photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo.

Vera Lutter looks into the camera as Drew Sawyer before their talk at AIPAD's Photography Show
AIPAD Talks Live at The Photography Show: In the Now: Gender & Nation in Europe, Selections from the Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl Photo Collection

In the Now unites nearly fifty women artists who are resisting traditional ideas of gender and nationality, as well as of photography itself.

AIPAD Talks Live at The Photography Show: A Long Arc: Photography and the American South since 1845
AIPAD Talks Live at The Photography Show: A Long Arc: Photography and the American South since 1845

A Long Arc: Photography and the American South since 1845 examines how The South has occupied an uneasy place in the history of photography as both an example of regional exceptionalism and as the crucible from which American identity has been forged.

AIPAD Talks Live at The Photography Show: On Collecting: Night of Photography
AIPAD Talks Live at The Photography Show: On Collecting: Night of Photography

AIPAD's Night of Photography, presented with ICP, opened with a conversation between Cathy Kaplan, (curator and Partner at SIDLEY Austin), David Mahoney, (collector and trustee at SFMOMA), and art advisor Todd Levin (at Levin Art Group), on collecting photography.

AIPAD Talks Live at The Photography Show: Deborah Turbeville's Polaroids: Scratching the Surface
AIPAD Talks Live at The Photography Show: Deborah Turbeville's Polaroids: Scratching the Surface

Join us for this compelling panel discussion as we dive into Deborah Turbeville's evocative Polaroids.

Vince Aletti holds up a page of an old Village Voice as Jeff Rosenheim photographs him with his phone during this AIPAD Talk.
AIPAD Talks Live at The Photography Show: 2024 AIPAD Award Winner Vince Aletti with Jeff Rosenheim

Join 2024 AIPAD Award winner, critic, writer, and curator Vince Aletti in conversation with Jeff Rosenheim.

AIPAD’s Photography Show returns to the historic Park Avenue Armory April 25-28, with 77 galleries from around the world showing photography from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Plus: show highlights in anticipation of the fair.

AIPAD Talks: The Subversive Eye: Surrealist Photography with David Raymond and Dr. William Jeffett
AIPAD Talks: The Subversive Eye: Surrealist Photography with David Raymond and Dr. William Jeffett

Surrealist photography collector David Raymond and curator Dr. William Jeffett discuss the upcoming exhibition The Subversive Eye: Surrealism and Experimental Photography from the David Raymond Collection, showing at the Dalí Museum on Nov. 16, 2024–Apr. 27, 2025.

AIPAD Talks: COLLABORATION: A Potential History of Photography
AIPAD Talks: COLLABORATION: A Potential History of Photography

Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography, is a radical new history of photography from a team of esteemed writers and thinkers that focuses on the complex collaborations between photographer and subject. This AIPAD Talk features Susan Meiselas and Laura Wexler.

AIPAD Talks: George Hoyningen-Huene: Photography, Fashion, Film
AIPAD Talks: George Hoyningen-Huene: Photography, Fashion, Film
A discussion on the book George Hoyningen-Huene, with Conde Nast's Ivan Shaw, author Susanna Brown, and curator and writer Bill Ewing.
 

An interview with 2024 AIPAD Award Winner, Vince Aletti, AIPAD Talks highlights a new book on George Hoyningen-Huene, and highlights from our member galleries: Fahey/Klein, Miyako Yoshinaga, The Hulett Collection, and Stephen Bulger Gallery.

Double Click: Twin Photographers in the Golden Age of Photography with Carol Kino, Jean Dykstra, and Nicole Straus
Double Click: Twin Photographers in the Golden Age of Photography with Carol Kino, Jean Dykstra, and Nicole Straus

On March 7, art and culture journalist Carol Kino spoke with Jean Dykstra, editor of photograph magazine, and Nicole Straus, the founder of Nicole Straus Public Relations – who invited Kino to the exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery that inspired her book – Double Click: Twin Photographers in the Golden Age of Photography (Scribner). The McLaughlin twins were trailblazing female photographers, celebrated in the 1940s, and their circle included Irving Penn, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Toni Frissell, Alex Liberman, Man Ray, and many more. Kino’s new book, which was supported by a fellowship at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, provides a window onto the golden era of magazine photography and the lives of Frances McLaughlin-Gill and Kathryn Abbe.

General Admission Tickets for The Photography Show 2024 are now open! Plus: AIPAD Talks series with Barbara Bosworth and Barbara Tannenbaum at the end of February, plus Carol Kino with Jean Dykstra and Nicole Straus in early March. Click to read member highlights for the month of February.

NEW AIPAD MEMBERS IN 2024
AIPAD enters the new year by welcoming four new members: Ungallery from Buenos Aires and Roland Belgrave Vintage Photography, Ltd., from Brighton as full members; and Marshall Gallery from Santa Monica and Daniel/Olivery Gallery from Brooklyn as associate members. Exposure spoke with three of the new members and will catch up with Ungallery in the next issue.

The list of exhibitors for The Photography Show, April 25-28 at the Park Avenue Armory, includes 78 galleries from across the globe, with longstanding AIPAD members as well as galleries new to the fair. Plus December highlights from member galleries.

AIPAD Talks: James Oles on Mexichrome: Fotografía y color en México - a guided tour
AIPAD Talks: James Oles on Mexichrome: Fotografía y color en México - a guided tour

Join curator James Oles in a virtual tour of the exhibition Mexichrome: Fotografía y color en México, which he organized for the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. This AIPAD event consists of a tour of the exhibition in which Oles discusses the research and selection processes, installation design, and other behind-the-scenes information.

With 175 photographs by some 90 artists, the show is the first major exhibition to explore the history of color photography in Mexico. Mexichrome includes work by photographers ranging from Manuel Álvarez Bravo to Nan Goldin. The exhibition is on view from November 29, 2023, to March 3, 2024.

On Thursday, November 30, curator James Oles will give a virtual tour of the exhibition Mexichrome: Fotografía y color en México. Also: show highlights from AIPAD members. 

A screenshot of the Rodney Smith photograph John Hinch in Cab, London, England, 1987 which shows two men looking out a cab window in a black and white photograph. The screenshot includes the tiny thumbnail image of the speaker of the talk, Paul Martineau
AIPAD Talks - Paul Martineau on Rodney Smith: A Leap of Faith

Join Paul Martineau, Curator of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, as he delves into the captivating journey of Rodney Smith, a distinguished New York-based fashion photographer. Martineau unveils the intriguing narrative behind the creation of the latest publication, Rodney Smith: A Leap of Faith (2023), shedding light on both the remarkable life and illustrious career of this iconic artist. Talk hosted by Andra Russek from Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd.

Join Paul Martineau, Curator of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, as he delves into the captivating journey of Rodney Smith, a distinguished New York-based fashion photographer. Also: the fall season is in full swing and AIPAD member galleries have organized a rich variety of exhibitions.

AIPAD welcomes four new members this fall: Foto Relevance (Houston, TX) and Galerie XII (Santa Monica, CA) join as Members, and Assembly (Houston, TX) and Momentum (Miami, FL) as Associate Members.

Exposure spoke to several private dealers, whose expertise and knowledge is invaluable to the field. For this issue, we spoke to four more longtime private dealers, who talked about how they got their start in the field, what they’re working on, and what they love about the medium.

AIPAD’s Photography Show will return to the Park Avenue Armory next spring, April 25-28, 2024. After successful fairs at Pier 94 and then at Center415, AIPAD will be bringing the 43rd edition of the fair back to the historic venue it occupied from 2006 to 2016.

Private photography dealers may operate under the radar compared to galleries with public exhibitions and openings, but their expertise and knowledge is invaluable to collectors and institutions. Exposure spoke to three longtime private dealers about how they got their start in the field, the photographers they’ve worked with, and some of the collections they’ve built.

From idealized dream spaces to images by an artist in exile, from photographs made by the sun to pictures made after the sun has set, AIPAD member galleries are showing a rich variety of photographs in the month of May.

A Letter from the Executive Director regarding the 2023 edition of The Photography Show, a welcome to AIPAD's new President, Martijn van Pieterson, and spring preview highlights.

AIPAD Talks: Curating Photography at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
AIPAD Talks: Curating Photography at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Speakers: Mattie Boom, Curator of Photography, Rijksmuseum, Hans Rooseboom, Curator of Photography, Rijksmuseum, Moderator: Jean Dykstra, Editor, Photograph Magazine
The photography curators and 2023 AIPAD Award winners discuss their recent projects and upcoming exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

AIPAD Talks: New York Now: Home
AIPAD Talks: New York Now: Home

Speakers: Thea Quiray Tagle, Associate Curator, Brown Arts Institute and David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Sean Corcoran, Senior Curator of Photographs and Prints, Museum of the City of New York, Kristen Lubben, Executive Director, Magnum Foundation.
On the occasion of the inaugural photography triennial exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, co-curators Thea Quiray Tagle and Sean Corcoran discuss the exhaustive curatorial selection process for the exhibition, and its final 33 participating artists and collectives.

AIPAD Talks: The Formation of MUUS Collection and the Custodianship of Archives
AIPAD Talks: The Formation of MUUS Collection and the Custodianship of Archives

Speakers: Michael W. Sonnenfeldt, Founder of MUUS Collection, Richard Grosbard, Advisor to MUUS Collection, Charles H. Traub, Photographer and Educator
An in-depth discussion about the building of MUUS Collection and its aim to uplift the legacies of underappreciated artists.

AIPAD Talks: Adger Cowans and Halima Taha: Inside Out
AIPAD Talks: Adger Cowans and Halima Taha: Inside Out

Speakers: Adger Cowans, Photographer, Halima Taha, Curator and Author, Introduction by Arnika Dawkins, Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Chair of AIPAD Education Committee
A conversation with Adger Cowans and Halima Taha, and author of Collecting African American Art: Works on Paper and Canvas.

AIPAD Talks: The Joy of Collecting: A Conversation Between W.M. Hunt and John Bennette
AIPAD Talks: The Joy of Collecting: A Conversation Between W.M. Hunt and John Bennette

Speakers: John A. Bennette, Collector, Editor, Curator, W.M. Hunt, Collector, Curator, Consultant
John A. Bennette and W.M. Hunt first spoke at AIPAD in 1996. They will come together again and talk some more about photography and what’s been going on for the past 27 years. They are both fierce advocates for talent, and they love talking about pictures and spreading the gospel of collecting.

AIPAD Talks: Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious
AIPAD Talks: Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious

Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious
Sam Balaban, Multimedia Artist, Photographer, and Director, Janette Beckman, Photographer, T. Eric Monroe, Photographer and Author, Sally Berman, Co-Curator of Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious, Nick Fahey, Director, Fahey / Klein Gallery, Meredith Breech, Exhibitions Manager, Fotografiska
Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious, which is on view at Fotografiska through May 20, amplifies the individual creatives involved in the movement and surveys the women who trailblazed amid hip hop’s male-dominated environment.

PHOTOGRAPHERS, CURATORS, COLLECTORS AND MORE

AIPAD TALKS at The Photography Show presented by AIPAD 2023
Learn more and register for attendance.

On March 31, 1 pm, Mattie Boom and Hans Rooseboom, curators of photography at the Rijksmuseum and the winners of this year’s AIPAD Award, will speak with Jean Dykstra, editor of photograph magazine, about building the museum’s collection over the years and about their upcoming exhibitions.

Image of Adger Cowans c. 2023 Steven Albahari.

AIPAD Talks at The Photography Show 2023
AIPAD Talks at The Photography Show 2023

Click through for the full schedule of AIPAD Talks during the 42nd edition of The Photography Show. Talks occurring daily onsite at Center415 at 1pm and 3pm from March 31 - April 2. Registration is needed for each presentation.

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW FEVER

Galleries participating for the first time include The Ravestijn Gallery, Galerie SIT DOWN, Benjamin Ogilvy Projects, Reflex Amsterdam, and Toluca Fine Art. 

Tickets now on sale.

A WARM WELOME TO A QUARTET OF NEW MEMBERS

In addition, AIPAD welcomes four new members this month: the Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam, the Duncan Miller Gallery in Los Angeles and, as associate members, Galerie SIT DOWN in Paris and the Hulett Collection in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

AIPAD begins a new year, with a new executive director – Lydia Melamed Johnson – and new dates set for The Photography Show, March 31-April 2, at Center415.

Early bird tickets go on sale today!
Tickets available here.

Meanwhile, there are exciting exhibitions on view at AIPAD member galleries in the U.S. and abroad, and we’ve picked a handful to whet your appetite.

AIPAD is delighted to announce that The Photography Show is returning to Center415 in 2023, from March 30 to April 2. On January 1st, 2023, we will also welcome our new Executive Director, Lydia Melamed Johnson!

AIPAD's new, redesigned website is now live! With improved navigation, the site translates seamlessly to all devices, including smartphones, tablets, and computers. You'll also find updated member information and videos of all past AIPAD Talks on the dynamic new site. See AIPAD’s new website here.

Features will include improved navigation and “responsive viewing,” so that the site will translate seamlessly to all devices, including smartphones, tablets, and computers. Member updates, exhibition information, news, and press will all be posted on the dynamic new site. Keep an eye out!

A portrait of Jeff Rosenheim.
Bernd and Hilla Becher and their 19th and Early 20th-century Precursors
May 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm ET

Join AIPAD Award 2022 Winner Jeff Rosenheim, the Joyce F. Menschel Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, who will discuss his forthcoming exhibition, Bernd and Hilla Becher and their 19th and Early 20th-century Precursors, opening July 2022.

A portrait of Patrick Lenaghan.
Photographic highlights of the collection at the Hispanic Society of America
May 11, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET

Dr. Patrick Lenaghan : Photographic highlights of the collection at the Hispanic Society of America

A portrait of Stamatina Gregory.
The Photography collection at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art
May 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm ET

Stamatina Gregory:  Highlights of the Photography collection at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art

Four portraits of AIPAD Talks speakers.
AIPAD Talks + Aperture Object Benson: On the Influence of Richard Benson
May 6, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET

Speakers:

Lois Conner, artist
Miko McGinty, designer
Sarah Meister, executive director, Aperture
Sarah Stolfa, CEO and artistic director, TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image 

A black and white portrait of David Campany.
William Klein: Yes
May 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET

Street photographer. Fashion photographer. Painter. Graphic designer. Abstract artist. Writer. Filmmaker. Book maker. Few have transformed as many fields of art and culture as William Klein. David Campany, Curator at Large at the International Center of Photography presents the expansive work of William Klein, ahead of his major retrospective exhibition William Klein: YES! Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948-2013, opening Summer 2022 at the International Center of Photography located on the Lower East Side in New York.

Two portraits of two women who are guests of AIPAD Talks.
AIPAD Talks + Aperture Myriam Boulos: What's Ours
April 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET

Based in Beirut, Myriam Boulos, (left) now a Magnum-nominee, has created a searing, diaristic body of work portraying her friends, family, and her city’s society with startling energy and intimacy. Her series, “What’s Ours,” featured in Aperture magazine’s spring issue titled “Celebrations” casts an unflinching eye on the revolution that began in Lebanon in 2019, with protests against corruption and government austerity, as well as the aftermath of the devastating port explosion in August 2020. Of her approach to photography, Boulos states: “It’s more of a need than a choice. I obsess about things and I don’t know how to deal with these obsessions in any other way but photography.” The talk will be introduced by Michael Famighetti, editor, Aperture 

A portrait of two women standing next to each other.
What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843-1991
April 20, 2022 at 1:00pm ET

Join co-founders of 10x10 Photobooks Olga Yatskevich (left), a contributing writer to Collector Daily, and Russet Lederman (right), writer, editor, and photobook collector. They will be discussing What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843-1991, winner of the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the Year Award for 2021.

Two portraits of Deborah Willis and Makeda Best.
Deborah Willis and Makeda Best: The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship
April 13, 2022 at 11:00am ET

Willis (left), University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, will discuss The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship (NYU Press, 2021), which offers a kaleidoscopic yet intimate portrait of the African-American experience from the beginning of the Civil War to 1900. Best (right), the Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, will discuss her book Elevate the Masses – Alexander Gardner, Photography and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century America (Penn State University Press, 2020).

Why Avedon is Avedon
Why Avedon is Avedon

Join Philip Gefter, author of What Becomes a Legend Most: A Biography of Richard Avedon. In this talk, Gefter makes a case for Avedon as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, discussing his mentors, his influences, how he revolutionized fashion photography and, simultaneously, how he advanced the genre of portraiture in photography with work that becomes ever more enduring with time.

Philip Gefter is the author of two biographies: What Becomes a Legend Most: The Biography of Richard Avedon (Harper) and Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe (Liveright), which received the 2014 Marfield Prize for national arts writing; and a collection of essays, Photography After Frank (Aperture). He was the Page One Picture Editor at The New York Times and wrote regularly about photography for the paper. He was the photography critic for the Daily Beast in its early years and has contributed frequently to The New Yorker: Photobooth and Aperture, the quarterly of photography. He produced the award-winning documentary, Bill Cunningham New York. He resides in New York City.

History of AIPAD
History of AIPAD