Thursday, March 25, 2010

NEW YORK IN REVIEW: PART TWO - THE AIPAD PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW


One of the most important international photography events, The AIPAD Photography Show New York, was presented by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) from March 18 through 21, 2010 at the Park Avenue Armory. More than 70 of the world's leading fine art photography galleries exhibited a wide range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern and 19th century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video and new media.



Monroe Gallery of Photography was located in Booth # 317, and we presented a special selection of some of the finest examples of 20th and 21st Century photojournalism and humanist imagery. The New York Times review of the show selected Monroe Gallery from the more than 70 exhibitors, mentioning Eddie Adams' iconic Street Execution of a Viet Cong Prisoner, shown in a very rare sequence of three prints.

We were very honored to welcome many of our esteemed photographers and their families to our booth throughout the show. We would like to graciously say "thank you" to all who attended, it was a wonderful week in New York.


Alyssa Adams, widow of Eddie Adams, Adrienne Auricho, and Bill Eppridge

We exhibited several historic photography by the renowned LIFE magazine photojournalist Bill Eppridge, including selections from his coverage of "Mississippi Burning" the James Cheney Funeral; and the 1968 presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy; which attracted the atention of  galleriest's James Danzingers' "The Year in Pictures" blog.


On exhibit was Eppridge's shocking burned master print Robert F. Kennedy's assassination, which was the subject of several reviews of the show, incuding the prestigious DLK Collection Blog, which commented: "This booth was filled with top quality photojournalism, and the image below from the aftermath of the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy shows how a photograph can be tranformed into an amazing artifact - the only remaining original master print of this poignant moment has been ravaged by fire."
 
 

Here are a few photographs taken throughout the show, including several of our photographers:


Ken Regan and Bill Eppridge


Dorothy and Guy Gillette


Monroe Gallery Booth


Bill Eppridge with Brian Hamill





Woodstock Reunion: Bill Eppridge and Elliott Landy




Stephen Wilkes' "Washington Square, Day into Night" attracts admirers


Stephen Wilkes




See New York in Review: Part One - The Alfred Eisenstaedt Award