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The Photography Show – Presented by AIPAD
Pier 94
55th Street and 12th Avenue, NYC
March 30 – April 2, 2017

The 37th edition of The AIPAD Photography Show is on view from March 30 through April 2nd. The Untitled Magazine stopped by and checked out a multitude of contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs at the show. Before you head over to Pier 94, check out our gallery of highlights at AIPAD.

This year’s edition is AIPAD’s (the Association of International Photography Art Dealers)  most expansive Photography Show to date and features a ton of great photography. Especially exciting is the strong showing of female photographers on view. In the portraits category Yancey Richardson Gallery of New York will exhibit recent portraits by Mickalene Thomas and Zanele Muholi. Scheinbaum & Russek, Santa Fe, will show work by Carrie Mae Weems in a themed exhibition that celebrates the child. De Soto Gallery, Venice, CA, will show portraits from Alma Haser’s Cosmic Surgery series, including 3D photographs and freestanding paper sculptures. Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, present a solo exhibition of work by Charlotte Potter who creates hand-engraved portraits from glass treated with a digitally developed light-sensitive decal, merging modern and traditional technologies. Rania Matar’s arresting, coming-of-age studies of U.S. and Lebanese girls can be seen at Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN.

From Alma Haser’s ‘Cosmic Surgery,’ series. Image courtesy of the artist’s site.

Some female photographers included in The Photography show create work  that centers on social issues. Christa Blackwood addresses gender issues by placing large red dots, which signify female empowerment, on her portraits and landscapes, at Candela, Richmond, VA. Selections from Lissa Rivera’s 2015 Beautiful Boy series at ClampArt, New York, feature portraits of her gender queer domestic partner muse. Tara Bogart’s work from her series A Modern Hair Study, 2012-2015, on view at Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York, features portraits of young women shot from behind, highlighting hair color, style, and tattoos. Photographs from Lucinda Devlin’s series of 30 images of electric chairs and lethal injection chambers throughout the U.S. will be on view at Lee Marks Fine Art, Shelbyville, IN.

‘Saucido’ by Christa Blackwood. Image courtesy of the artist’s site.

Camerless photography will also feature at AIPAD’s show. JHB Gallery, New York, will offer a themed exhibition of cameraless photography by three women artists, Ellen Carey, Christine Dalenta, Amanda Means. Gallery 1/1, Seattle, will feature a themed exhibition of one-of-a-kind cameraless prints that honor the photograph as an object by Jenna Kuiper, Daniel Kukla, and Brianna Tadeo. The painterly work of Wendy Small will also be on view, she photographys carefully selected objects from her life transfers them to paper negatives, and then exposes them as photograms. Her work can be seen at Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York.

The Photography Show schedule includes a roster of artist talks and public conversations. On March 31st Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief, ARTnews; Kathryn Wat, Chief Curator, National Museum of Women in the Arts; and artists Renee Cox and Janaina Tschäpe will take part in the talk, ‘Women in the Photo World Now.’

Get the schedule and full list of highlights of The Photography Show on AIPAD’s official website.

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