New York – The AIPAD Photography Show New York, one of the world’s most highly anticipated annual photography events, will be held April 10-13, 2014, at the Park Avenue Armory. Presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), the fair is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium. More than 80 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and 19th as photo-based art, video, and new media. The 34th opening night gala on April 9, 2014, to benefit Her Justice, formerly inMotion, which provides free legal services to low-income women.
The AIPAD Photography Show New York 2014 will feature galleries from across the U.S. and around the world, including Europe, Asia, and South America. New exhibitors this year include Feroz Galerie, Bonn, Germany; Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York and San Francisco; Paci Contemporary, Brescia, Italy; Swedish Photography, Stockholm and Berlin; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; and Von Lintel Gallery, New York and Los Angeles. An exhibitor list is available at aipad.com/photoshow.
© Julie Blackmon, Chaise, 2013.
Since 1980, The AIPAD Photography Show New York has been celebrated for exhibiting some of the most important photography from around the world. Brazilian photographer Gustavo Lacerda’s Albino series will be on view at Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago. Since 2009, Lacerda has explored the ethereal beauty of albino people who are often marginalized and victimized. A new book by Lacerda will be published this spring by Editora Estúdio Madalene, Brazil.
Powerful images by Robert Heinecken, of a Cambodian soldier holding two severed heads, will be shown by Chicago’s Stephen Daiter Gallery, coinciding with a survey exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art from March 15 to June 22, 2014. Heinecken, best known as a pioneer in the postwar Los Angeles art scene, probably used these 1971 works as early “sketches” for iconic images of the soldier, collaging it onto the pages of fashion magazines, which, in someinstances, he put back on the newsstand. On a recent trip to New Orleans, Melissa Cacciola saw a brass band performing on the street and decided to make portraits of the musicians using a tintype process. Ultimately, she photographed members of 15 different bands. The compelling portraits, which are notable for the naturalness of their subjects, will be on view at Steven Kasher Gallery, New York. A nude by Edward Weston, taken in Mexico in 1925, will be a highlight at Galerie Johannes Faber, Vienna. The silver print was a gift to the sitter. At Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, CA, a platinum-palladium print by Irving Penn, Guedras in the Wind, Morocco, 1971, depicts native women with their faces mysteriously covered.
© Christer Strömholm, BVS 0797 Suzanne and Sylvia, 1965
Julie Blackmon is known for her often comical depictions of young children in slightly surreal domestic situations. Her new work will be on view at Robert Mann Gallery, New York. Also marked by a surreal element are photographs by Dutch artist Ellen Kooi, shown at New York’s P.P.O.W. Gallery, depicting women stranded amid nature.
The loneliness of being an obese young woman is acutely captured in a new book of self- portaits, Jen Davis: Eleven Years (Kehrer Verlang, 2014), which explores issues of beauty, desire, body image, and identity. In 2011, Davis lost a significant amount of weight. Notes Davis about her most recent work: “You can almost see the realization on my face: I am open to myself.” A number of prints will be exhibited at Lee Marks Fine Art, Shelbyville, IN.
Gygory Kepes’s 1939 portrait of his wife Juliet with one eye covered with a peacock feathe becomes an “eye” superimposed on another eye at James Hyman Fine Art and Photographs, London. In her recent series My Pie Town, Debbie Grossman has created an imaginary world populated by women. The images are based on 1940-era pictures of homesteaders and can be seen at Julie Saul Gallery, New York.
Christer Strömholm almost destroyed his prints in the 1980s. They were saved by an assistant and will be on view at Swedish Photography, Stockholm and Berlin, for the first time since then. The 1965 images of women in alluring poses are from a series entitled Place Blanche and were shown that year in a breakthrough exhibition.
Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, will exhibit a substantial and important body of work by the Japanese photographer Akira Sato, noted for his graphic and experimental photographs of women. His seminal book, Woman, an enigmatic collection of portraits finely meshed with fashion, reveals the exotic quality that defines his style. His prints are extremely rare and have been hidden away until very recently.
In 1948, Robert Frank visited Peru and made a series of images with a spontaneity that captured the country’s expansive vistas and rural life. One image from the trip, depicting a young boy standing in the doorway of a dilapidated room where plastic doll parts are hanging on a string like sausages, will be on view at Alan Klotz Gallery, New York. Matthew Brandt’s Dust series re-creates found images of old buildings being demolished. Th images, processed with dust from buildings currently on the sites, will be exhibited at M+B, Los Angeles, and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York. Zhang Bing pieces together urban digital information to create large-scale aerial-view maps of New York City and the Forbidden City in Beijing. The photographs, which take him months to create, will be on view at 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing. Alison Rossiter’s abstract photographs, on view at Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, are create without a camera on expired vintage photo paper. French artist Eric Rondepierre, whose photographs were shown by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1995, works often with frames from long-forgotten films, excerpting them and showing them as large-format prints.
They will be on view at Paci Contemporary, Brescia, Italy. Kikuji Kawada is widely known, both in Japan and internationally, for The Map, a book of photographs published on August 6, 1965, 20 years after the bombing of Hiroshima, which generated heated discussion due to its piercing imagery and has been hailed as one of the most important photography books of the last century. Work from The Map will be exhibited at Photo Gallery International, Tokyo. The entire series of images from the book will be on view at the Tate Modern in November 2014 in an exhibition on war and photography. L. Parker
© Ellen Kooi, Oosterplas-reflection, 2012
Stephenson Photography, New York, will show work from Kawada’s Last Cosmology, which is little known outside of Japan. Images from the series date from 1969 to 1997. Tokyo-based artist Izima Kaoru’s circular photograph Sentosa, Singapore (One Sun), 2006, will be on view at Von Lintel Gallery, New York. Traveling the world, Kaoru tracked the path of the sun from sunrise to sunset on a single day in one location. Using a fisheye lens and long exposure, he left his shutter open from dawn to dusk, capturing the sun’s progress as it made its way across the sky. Stephen Wilkes’ extraordinary day-to-night landscapes of New York City and San Francisco can be seen at Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, will focus on the work of Teikoh Shiotani, one of the renowned Japanese Pictorialist photographers. A 1940 gelatin silver print entitled Dune shows a vast desert landscape with tiny figures on horseback in the background. Charles Schwartz Ltd., New York, will show Robert Howlett’s renowned 1857 portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, standing in front of one of the largest steamships of the 19th century. Brunel, the ship’s builder, was one of the most celebrated civil engineers of his time. Howlett was commissioned to document the construction of this massive vessel, and the portrait he made of Brunel posed before the ship’s immense launching chains became one of the century’s most famous photographs. A romantic with a poetic eye, Charles Marville documented 19th surrounding countryside. His haunting work will be on view at Charles Isaacs Photographs, New York, and Hans P. Kraus Jr. Inc., New York, and coincides with an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from January 29 to May 4, 2014, entitled Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris.