Photography festivals and fairs have proliferated around in the world in the past decade but only one fair can lay claim to being the longest-running one of all: the AIPAD Photography Show in New York. 

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-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media.

Among the many, many highlights, David Zwirner will feature photographs that address various approaches to architecture and interior spaces: On view will be recent work by Stan Douglas created in his home in British Columbia, works by Philip-Lorca diCorcia created in the 1980s depicting intimate scenes blending fact and fiction, and a selection of images by James Welling from his recent Wyeth series — a project begun in 2006 about the Glass House, the iconic home designed by American architect Philip Johnson in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Michael Hoppen Gallery will exhibit a substantial and important body of work by the Japanese photographer Akira Sato, which we included in our slideshow above. Sato is noted for his graphic and experimental photographs of women. His prints from the 1960s are rare and have been unavailable until recently.

Bonni Benrubi Gallery will show the work of Richard Renaldi from his new book Touching Strangers. A coinciding show, Touching Strangers Photographs by Richard Renaldi will be exhibited at Aperture from April 3 - May 15, 2014. In this ongoing series, Renaldi randomly approaches people on the street and pairs complete strangers together in his portraits, asking them to embrace or touch, and creating spontaneous relationships brought together by the photographer’s vision.

Besides exhibited work, the show will also feature roundtable discussions with some of the best-known photography curators from across the world (from SF MoMA and the Met, to name a few) as well as a panel about the role that photography can play in the LGBTQ-rights crusade. Finally, there will be a film screening of the documentary Everybody Street, which contains interviews with Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Joel Meyerowitz, and Mary Ellen Mark among others.

Certainly a packed slate of programming! Springtime in New York...check it out if you have the chance!

—LensCulture

The AIPAD Photography Show New York
April 10-13, 2014
Park Avenue Armory

For more information about the schedule and programming, be sure to visit AIPAD's website .