• A Photographer’s Journal on AIPAD 2013

    The multitude of photography lovers at AIPAD 2013
    The multitude of photography lovers at AIPAD 2013
    Beautiful Art to view at AIPAD 2013
    Beautiful Art to view at AIPAD 2013

    April 7, 2013

    Park Avenue Armory

    Last Day of AIPAD 2013

    Where can you see iconic photos that you have loved for years etched in your mind’s eyes with something new, and interesting that inspires your soul? The answer is:AIPAD. I look forward to attending AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) every year.

    Blurring the lines of vision at AIPAD 2013
    Blurring the lines of vision at AIPAD 2013

    This year the fair greets you with an Annie Leibowitz print that sets the tone of the fair, awe inspiring, filled with the mists of grace and beauty, and as you fall, the satisfaction and serenity that a waterfall evokes.

    Naiya Alexander Gallery at AIPAD 2013
    Naiya Alexander Gallery at AIPAD 2013

    As I moved through the booths, I was welcomed by gallerists and delved into conversations that illuminated the images, as well as the photographers.  What a pleasure! The ladies at Naiya Alexander Gallery explained the life and times of two working photographers I have since become obsessed with, George Tice and Alexey Titarenko. I will definitely be at their next art opening…

    Lounging at the Park Avenue Armory for AIPAD 2013
    Lounging at the Park Avenue Armory for AIPAD 2013

    Collectors, photographers, photography enthusiasts, artists, my friends and I moved from booth to booth, smiling and marveling at the work under the expansive and historic interior under  the Park Avenue Armory roof.

    Photographer Bruce Davidson
    Photographer Bruce Davidson

    Photographer, Bruce Davidson, was pleasantly moving through the crowd as well, saying hello to everyone. More of my favorites worth mentioning: If I could pick anything at the fair and money is no object – my dream would be owning Harry Callahan’s “Eleanor”.

    Works by Kelly Anderson Staley at AIPAD 2013
    Works by Kelly Anderson Staley at AIPAD 2013
    Eleanor by Harry Callahan
    Eleanor by Harry Callahan
    Beautiful Photoghraphy showcased at AIPAD 2013
    Beautiful Photoghraphy showcased at AIPAD 2013

    And, as we neared the end of our meandering through the Armory, a bite to eat in a secluded lounge area and a self tour of the immense, historical rooms of the venue, I decided to head back in for one last shot. One quick look back and I received a surprise kiss goodbye that will tide me over till next year.

    I’ll be there at the Park Avenue Armory for sure – want to join me next year?

    With much fond memories and more to come for AIPAD – Olya

     

    The AIPAD Photography Show was held at:

    Park Avenue Armory. 643 Park Avenue. NYC, NY 10065

    It ran from these dates: April 4 – 7, 2013

     

    written & photographed by: Olya Turcihin

     

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