April 17, 2016

The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD

If it's April it's time for the annual Photography Show presented by The Association of International Photography Dealers, or AIPAD for short.  Now in its 36th year, the show features over eighty five dealers from Europe, Asia and the Americas displaying photographic works from the nineteenth century to the present day.

Some of the earliest examples of photography could be found on the stand of Hans P. Kraus Jr., New York.  Particularly rare was this round format 1852 salt print on paper of a "Church Facade" by French photographer Charles Nègre.
More salt prints were featured by the Gary Edwards Gallery, Washington DC, who offered this group of anonymous American portraits done in the 1850s.

English photographer Eadweard Muybridge is best known for his early experimentation with time-lapse photography and motion pictures.  This example of locomotion study of a nude woman was on the stand of Baudoin Lebon, Paris.

Classical American vintage photography could be seen on many stands.  Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, offered this striking gelatin silver print of "Night View, New York", 1932, done by Berenice Abbott.

As I well remember when Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon, I was drawn to this dye transfer print hanging at Keith de Lellis Gallery, New York.  This was not the actual moon walk, but a test run, executed in Houston and photographed by Ralph Morse.

A 21st century look at a traditional subject was this triptych of European Cathedrals done by German photographer Marcus Brunetti.  These large format archival pigment prints drew a lot of attention to the booth of Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.

This series of fine art pigment prints by Simone Rosenbauer executed in 2014 and titled "Like Ice in the Sunshine" seemed to capture the promise of warmer weather to come.  They could be seen on the stand of Lawrence Miller Gallery, New York.

Another promise of sunshine and springtime was right outside the doors of the Armory.  I leave you with my own photograph of these gorgeous yellow tulips blooming on the Park Avenue Malls on a gorgeous afternoon in New York!

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