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(left) Photographer Daido Moriyama, 1975 | (right) Photographer Shomei Tomatsu, 1978 ©Shomei Tomatsu - INTERFACE


The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) will present a series of six AIPAD Talks in 2021, featuring noted curators, collectors, artists, and dealers. Among the speakers will be curators from the Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and High Museum, Atlanta. The new AIPAD Talks series, which for the first time are not being held during the annual fair in April, are a continuation of the talks and education programs presented by AIPAD over its four decade history.

The virtual schedule launches on January 23, 2021, with former Tate photography curator Simon Baker, now director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, who will discuss his upcoming exhibition on two leading photographers from Japan. In March, a talk with Sarah Meister, curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Helouise Costacurator and professor, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo, will focus on the museum’s upcoming exhibition on Brazilian modernist photography.

“We are excited to kick off AIPAD’s celebrated educational initiative AIPAD Talks for 2021,” said Richard Moore, President, AIPAD. “Over the years, AIPAD has become known for presenting compelling talks at its photography fairs and now has extended the opportunity to the global photography community.”

The AIPAD Talks will be held via Zoom and will also be streamed live on AIPAD’s Facebook page and are free to the public. Advance registration is required. For more details, visit:

The AIPAD Talks schedule for January through May 2021 is as follows:


January 23, 2021, 1 p.m. EST

Oh Tokyo! Moriyama, Tomatsu, and Photography in Japan

Speaker: Simon Baker, Director, Maison Européenne de la Photographie's (MEP)

Simon Baker will introduce the MEP's upcoming exhibition Moriyama - Tomatsu: Tokyo and discuss these leading figures of Japanese photography in a broader context, highlighting their relationship, their inspiration, and their influence. Conceived originally by Daido Moriyama and Shomei Tomatsu themselves, this collaborative exhibition remained unrealized during the lifetime of Tomatsu. Through a major overview of the works of both Moriyama and Tomatsu, the exhibition highlights a shared fascination with the Japanese capital that both artists spent decades exploring.

March 17, 2021, 3 p.m. EST

Fotoclubismo: Brazilian Modernist Photography at MoMA

Speakers: Helouise Costa, curator and professor, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo; Sarah Meister, curator, department of photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Helouise Costa and Sarah Meister will discuss the upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fotoclubismo: Brazilian Modernist Photography, 1946–1964 explores the unforgettable creative achievements of São Paulo’s Foto-Cine Clube Bandeirante (FCCB), a group of amateur photographers whose ambitious and innovative works embodied the abundant originality of postwar Brazilian culture. Although their work was widely heralded by other artists, particularly in the 1950s, this is the first major museum exhibition to present this fascinating moment in photography’s history to audiences outside of Brazil.

May 19, 2021, 3 p.m. EST

Women in Photography

Speakers: Sarah Kennel, curator of photography, High Museum of Art; Andrea Nelson, associate curator, department of photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Additional talks will be announced in as they are scheduled.

In addition to the AIPAD Talks, AIPAD has produced a video on the four decades of the organization, which can be viewed here.


Founded in 1979, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) represents more than 90 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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