Why it’s a must: The Photography Show presented by AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) is the longest-running fair of its kind. More than 110 top galleries will be offering images from early and contemporary masters, as well as emerging talents. The show will also include photo-based art, video, and new media. Iconic names like Man Ray and Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Eugene Atget, Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman, Cecil Beaton, Margaret Bourke-White, Brassai, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chuck Close, Bruce Davidson, William Klein, Man Ray, Sally Mann, Mary Ellen Mark, Robert Mapplethorpe, Gordon Parks, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Edward Steichen, and leading fashion and such celebrity photographers as Bruce Weber and Patrick Demarchelier are typically represented at the show.
Who goes: Auction house honchos, gallerists, Vogue photographers. Over the years, Matt Dillon, Chris Rock, Gary Oldman, Jessica Lange, Calvin Klein, and Anthony Bourdain have been spotted perusing the exhibits.
What to look for at this year’s show: In addition to the newly expanded location at Pier 94, there will be curated exhibitions of notable photography collections from Martin Z. Margulies, Madeleine P. Plonsker, and Artur Walther, and for the rst time, thematic sections—Salon, Gallery, Positions, and Discovery—presenting museum-quality works. New members/exhibitors: Among the new names are the Dillon and Sous Les Etoiles galleries from New York, and The Flowers Gallery, based in London and New York.
VIP preview day (Vernissage): 2 p.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday, March 29. VIP hours, 11 a.m.–12 p.m., Thursday, March 30, to Sunday, April 2.
Where: Pier 94; aipadshow.com.