The AIPAD Photography Show, Park Avenue Armory, New York

The AIPAD Photography Show, Park Avenue Armory, New York

For the 35th edition of The AIPAD Photography Show, 89 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and 19th century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media.

Featuring galleries from the US, Europe, Asia, and South America, new exhibitors this year include Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, and See+ Gallery, Beijing. This year there will also be a special focus upon Latin American photography with work by contemporary Cuban artists, many never seen before in the U.S., on view at Robert Mann Gallery. Appearing elsewhere at Throckmorton Fine Art gallery is work from Cuban-born artist Mario Algaze, who is best known for his observant and witty street photography made in major capitals throughout Latin America. Showing work from Guatemala is Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, which will present a one-person exhibition of the work of Luis González Palma, who “portrays the soul of a people” in his portraits of individuals of Mayan descent using a range of exotic photographic techniques, collage elements, and painted surfaces.

Highlights in Portraits and Self-Portraits include an iconic 1919 portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, Melissa Shook’s daily self-portraits taken across one year, and “drifting portrait photographer” Katsumi Watanabe’s 1960s and 1970s images of bar hostesses, drag queens, and gangsters in Shinjuku, a section of Tokyo which lays claim to the busiest train station in the world. In Landscapes/Places is a dramatic landscape taken in Beijing by Lois Conner in 1985, the ancient monolithic statues at Easter Island in new work by Reenie Barrow, and Richard Misrach’s view of a palm tree.

Also on show will be recently discovered contact prints by Margaret Bourke-White, of burlesque dancers taken in 1936, Louis Faurer’s 1962 fashion photography for Harper’s Bazaar, and Louise Dahl-Wolfe’s bathing beauty portrait, Jean Patchett, Granada, Spain, 1953. This year the fair will will include a timely memorial group of work by modern master Ray K. Metzker, who died at age 83 in October 2014. His classic images and early work from the 1970s will be shown, alongside iconic image, Hockney Painted this Pool, a 1980 archival pigment print by Bill Owens.

The AIPAD Photography Show New York, 16-19 April, Park Avenue Armory, 67th St, New York.

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1. Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Jean Patchett, Granada, Spain, 1953. Staley-Wise Gallery, New York.