The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD | April 5-8 | Pier 94, NYC

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Photo credit: Ellen von Unwerth, Freshly Bloomed, Bavaria, 2015. Courtesy of Staley-Wise Gallery, New York


TO BE HELD APRIL 5-8, 2018
Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue at 55th Street, New York City
Vernissage: April 4

NEW YORK – The Photography Show will be held April 5-8, 2018, at Pier 94 in New York City. Celebrating its 38th edition, the Show will feature 96 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries, over 30 book sellers, 15 AIPAD talks, 3 special exhibitions, and more. Presented by AIPAD (the Association of International Photography Art Dealers), the fair is the longest running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium. A vernissage will be held on April 4.
Highlights of the 2018 Show 

The Photography Show will feature galleries from more than 14 countries and 49 cities from across the U.S. and around the world, including Europe, the U.K., Asia, Canada, and South America. Presenting a range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media, the Show will offer work from established and new galleries. In addition, more than 30 book sellers, publishers, and photography organizations will be represented at the Show. Exhibitors are listed here.

More than a dozen talks will feature prominent curators, collectors, artists, and journalists including Susan Meiselas, Alicia Garza, Sheila Pree Bright, Teju Cole, Sarah Meister, Tina Barney, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Adam Weinberg, Edward Burtynsky, Keith Davis, and Zackary Drucker, among many others. For the first time the Show will present Photography Talking Back, a series of talks with photographers who are using their work to address issues such as immigration, racism, climate change, and gender inequality. The schedule is available here.

The Photography Show will present three special exhibitions. A Time for Reflection curated by Elton John will include thematic work selected from AIPAD member galleries. Work on view will be available for purchase, and a portion of sales will benefit The Sir Elton John Charitable Trust. Forever Young: Selections from the Joe Baio Collection of Photography, focusing on childhood and adolescence, will be exhibited publicly for the first time. All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party, curated by Michelle Dunn Marsh, Executive Director and Curator at the Photographic Center Northwest, showcases contemporary black artists who have been informed or influenced by the Black Panther movement. More information is available here.

The AIPAD Award honors visionaries who have contributed to the field of photography including artists, curators, and publishers. This year’s recipient of the second annual award is Keith F. Davis, Senior Curator of Photography, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO.
Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue at 55th Street, New York City
Wednesday, April 4
Vernissage Early Access Hours: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Vernissage Public Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 5, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 6, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 8, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tickets and information are available at For further details, visit, email, or call +1-202-367-1158.
Wednesday, April 4, 2:00 p.m.  5:00 p.m.
A Media Preview will be held for The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. To RSVP, please contact Margery Newman at
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Founded in 1979, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) represents more than 120 of the world's leading galleries in fine art photography. AIPAD is dedicated to creating and maintaining the highest standards of scholarship and ethical practice in the business of exhibiting, buying, and selling fine art photography. More information is available at
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Support for The Photography Show is provided by AXA Art, Premier Corporate Partner of AIPAD; Eastwood Litho, Official Printing Partner of AIPAD; Artsy, Official Online Partner; ARTREELS, Exclusive Video Partner; Ruinart; and Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Photo credit: Ellen von Unwerth, Freshly Bloomed, Bavaria, 2015. Courtesy of Staley-Wise Gallery, New York

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