News | February 21, 2018

Special Exhibitions at AIPAD, April 5-8

New York - Three special exhibitions will be on view at The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD, April 5-8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City. Sir Elton John will curate an exhibition on the theme of reflection. Collector Joe Baio's photographs will be the focus of an exhibition exploring childhood and adolescence. Work influenced by the Black Panthers will be on view in an exhibition from the Photographic Center Northwest. 

Featuring 96 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries, the 38th edition of the Show will open with a vernissage on April 4, 2018. One of the world’s most important annual photography fairs, The Photography Show is the longest running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium and is organized by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).

Sir Elton John: A Time for Reflection

Sir Elton John has invited exhibiting AIPAD member galleries to submit work for an exhibition around the theme, A Time for Reflection. Photographs that Sir Elton John finds inspiring and relevant to the theme will be featured at The Photography Show in a special exhibition. The works will be available for purchase and participating galleries will donate a percentage of the sales to The Sir Elton John Charitable Trust.

Forever Young: Selections from the Joe Baio Collection of Photography

Selections from the Joe Baio Collection of Photography will be exhibited publicly for the first time at The Photography Show. The Baio Collection, built around the themes of childhood and adolescence, spans the history of the medium from the 19th century to the present. Nearly every medium and movement in photography’s history is represented, with vernacular photography hanging democratically beside related images by famous photographers. On view at The Photography Show will be work by many of today’s significant photographers including Elinor Carucci, Larry Fink, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Nan Goldin, Emmet Gowin, Pieter Hugo, Ryan McGinley, Vik Muniz, Nicholas Nixon, Hellen van Meene, and Bjørn Sterri. Classic work by Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Brassäi, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Roy De Carava, Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll), Robert Frank, Lewis Hine, André Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Saul Leiter, Helen Levitt, Ray Metzker, August Sander, and Garry Winogrand will also be shown. Culled from his collection of 6,000 images, the selection for The Photography Show, curated by Mr. Baio and Anne Griffin, will be installed salon-style to echo the collection as it is displayed in their home.

All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party

Launched in 1966, and active for less than 20 years, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense indelibly pierced the public consciousness. All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party, curated by Michelle Dunn Marsh, Executive Director and Curator at the Photographic Center Northwest, is drawn from a book of the same name (Minor Matters Books, 2016). The exhibition showcases a select group of contemporary black artists, including emerging and internationally-acclaimed practitioners, from 22 to 70 years of age, who have been informed or influenced by the Panthers. Exhibiting artists include Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Endia Beal, Bruce Bennett, Howard Cash, Kris Graves, Ayana V. Jackson, Kambui Olujimi, Lewis Watts, Carrie Mae Weems, Hank Willis Thomas, and Robert Wade. After The Photography Show, the exhibition will be on view through June 10 at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panthers. 


A program of more than 12 talks and panel discussions will feature daily sessions with leading curators, critics, artists, gallerists, collectors, and journalists. More information is available at


The AIPAD Award honors visionaries who have contributed to the field of photography including artists, curators, and publishers. This year’s recipient of the second annual award is Keith F. Davis, Senior Curator of Photography, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO.


The Photography Show will feature 96 established and new galleries from at least 14 countries and 49 cities from across the U.S. and around the world, including Europe, the U.K., Asia, Canada, and South America. In addition, more than 30 book sellers and publishers will be represented at the Show. A full list of exhibitors is available at


The Photography Show presented by AIPAD will be held from Thursday, April 5, through Sunday, April 8, 2018. A public vernissage will be held on Wednesday, April 4, from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 5, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, April 6, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 7, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 8, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For more information, the public can contact AIPAD at +1 202-367-1158 or or visit