The Photography Show presented by AIPAD closed yesterday in New York. 2023 was an excellent vintage under the helm of its new Executive Director, Lydia Melamed Johnson. Less dealers than in the past but the show presented high end quality photography either on the vintage or the contemporary sides.
Again, we were able to see friendly faces without their smiles obstructed by masks. The AIPAD Talks were inspiring and provided more opportunities to meet enthusiasts of the photographic community.
Here are some of my favorite picks in random order, but one stand out for personal reasons, it was presented by Michael Hoppen Gallery. When the image by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rue Mouffetard, Paris 1954 is without doubt one of his most famous images, this particular print is to our knowledge the only vintage one in existence. It was gifted by Cartier-Bresson to Slim Aarons. Slim re-baptized Cartier-Bresson when he came to the United States, finding his name quite impossible to pronounce here. Well, Henri’s new name beacame Hank Carter and this is how he signed this print to his friend. Truly one of a kind on many levels.
These were 4 lovely days for photography in New York. A true success.
Until next year then, unless AIPAD (as we heard) has other plans in the meantime.
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