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Sneak Peek: What to Look for at The Photography Show

Teun Hocks, Untitled nr.204 (Man on Ice), 2003-2014. Courtesy Paci Contemporary, Brescia and Porto Cervo


By PAUL LASTER, Mar. 2017

The 37th edition of The Photography Show kicks off this week with more than 115 galleries from around the world offering contemporary, modern and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video and new media. Presented at Pier 94 by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), from Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, April 2, the Show is the longest running and most respected exposition dedicated to the photographic medium. 

The 2017 Show also features more than a dozen AIPAD Talks presenting prominent curators, collectors, artists and journalists—including Tate Modern Curator Simon Baker, art and photography collector Martin Margulies, artists Lee Friedlander and Awol Erizku, and Art in America Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Pollock— as well as special exhibitions of works from the collections of Margulies, Madeleine Plonsker and Artur Walther and some 30 photography book publishers and sellers.

New projects for 2017, which is the first year the fair has been presented in the expansive space of Pier 94, include Lucien Samaha making portraits of fairgoers with the world’s first digital camera (a 1991 prototype from Kodak labs); the AIPAD Screening Room, with films by and about James Agee, Mary Ellen Mark, Gordon Parks, Weegee and others; and a video by Colleen Plumb about keeping wild animals in captivity that is being projected on the façade of Pier 94 during the run of the Show.

Scroll through the images below to get a sneak peek of our picks of the remarkable works you’ll find at the fair. WM 

 Fred Herzog, Airshow, 1968. Courtesy Equinox Gallery, Vancouver

Melvin Sokolsky, After Delvaux, Paris, 1963. Courtesy Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica

Sharon Core, 1841, From the series 1606-1907, 2016. Courtesy Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

Arthur Tress, Stephen Brecht, Bride and Groom, New York, ca. 1970. Courtesy Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, Chalfont

Jimmy DeSana, Untitled, 1985. Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York

Grete Stern, Sueño Nº 5, Botella del mar, 1950. Courtesy Vasari, Buenos Aires

John MacLean, Hometown of Robert Frank, Zurich, 2013. Courtesy Flowers, London and New York

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Carpenter Center, Richmond, 1993. Courtesy ClampArt, New York

Eve Arnold, US actress Marilyn Monroe, Los Angeles, 1960. Courtesy Atlas Gallery, London

 Julie Cockburn, Mountain Lake, 2017. Courtesy The Photographers' Gallery, London

Annemarie Heinrich, La manzana de Eva, 1957. Courtesy Vasari, Buenos Aires

Jim Lee (b. 1945), Willy/Midget 2, 1968. Courtesy Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach

Bruce High Quality Foundation, Megumi, 2013. Courtesy The Armitage Foundation/Armitage Gone! Dance, New York

 Jeff Brouws, Rage, Baker, California, 2004. Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York

 Patrick Demarchelier, Diamonds, 2000. Courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, New York

 Brian Duffy, Scary Monsters & Super Colour Creeps, 1979. Courtesy Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach

Agnieszka Sosnowska, The Haircut. Kleppjárnsstaðir, Iceland, 2014. Courtesy Vision Neil Folberg Gallery

Bernard Faucon, L’enfant qui vole, Les Grandes Vacances, 1979. Courtesy Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach

 Brassaï, Prostitute Playing Snooker, 1933. Courtesy Robert Klein Gallery, Boston

Frank Horvat, Glamour, Models in Dresses in Central Park, 1958. Courtesy Holden Luntz Gallery

 Alma Haser, Patient no.39, 2017. Courtesy The Photographers' Gallery, London

Olivo Barbieri, Alps #7, 2013. Courtesy Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

Akira Sato, Untitled, from Sunset, ca. 1980. Courtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

 Ellen Carey, Caesura, 2017. Courtesy JHB Gallery, New York

 Malick Sidibé, Christmas eve (Happy Club), 1963. Courtesy Gallery Fifty One, Antwerp

 Alec Soth, Sari, Park Hyatt, Tokyo, 2015, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis

Harry Benson, Beatles Pillow Fight, Paris, 1964. Courtesy Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach

 Vik Muniz, Orphan Girl at the Cemetery, after Delacroix from Gordian Puzzles, 2008. Courtesy Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, Chalfont

William Wegman, Megumi, 2013. Courtesy The Armitage Foundation/Armitage Gone! Dance, New York

 Larry Fink, Fashion Shoot, 1966. Courtesy Damiani, Bologna

Ernst Haas, Lights of New York City, 1972. Courtesy Atlas Gallery, London

Edward Steichen, Fred Astaire in 'Funny Face', 1927. Courtesy Beetles + Huxley, London



Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.



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