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Vince Aletti wins the AIPAD Award


The Photography Show presented by AIPAD started on Thursday with Vince Aletti receiving the 2024 AIPAD Award. Vince sent us these words:

There was a lot to enjoy at this year’s AIPAD fair, starting with the fact that it was back at the Park Avenue Armory. A personal high point: receiving the AIPAD Award from the gracious and brilliant Brian Clamp on opening night. But it’s the unpredictable moments that make the fair a real pleasure, and the best of those was running into Maurizio Cattelan and having uninterrupted time to catch up like old friends, former neighbors, and one-time collaborators. Having proof of that moment is another high point. VA

The fair ended yesterday. It was a beautiful return to the Park Avenue Armory. The booths sparkled with the entire spectrum of photography, from the historical to the contemporary. Over the course of the fair, thousands walked the aisles; a jolly group of photography enthusiasts, collectors, curators, photographers and personalities who greeted each other at every corner. At 5pm yesterday the show closed, the security team trying to direct to the exit the visitors who would have gladly spent a few more hours within the walls of The Armory.

Vince Aletti has won the 2024 AIPAD Award, recognizing individuals who have championed and contributed to the field of fine art photography. The award was presented on April 25th, the day of the opening of The Photography Show.

A major New York figure, Vince has been at the forefront of the city’s cultural scene since the 1970s, when he was the first writer to cover disco for Rolling Stone. He’s contributed to The New Yorker as well as The Village Voice where he also served as art editor.

His passion for photography is unmatched from his critical contributions, curation and his personal collecting of photographs printed on the pages of magazines and books since the 70s. He released his book, The Drawer, celebrating the beauty of photography and the printed page in 2022. He was one of the two featured writers of The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century and winner of the 2005 Infinity Award in writing from the International Center of Photography.

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