The AIPAD Photography Show, New York

For collectors, students, museum goers, and lovers of photography, the annual AIPAD show, at the Park Avenue Armory for the next four days, is always a must see event. This year 80 art photography dealers from around the world are presenting their finest work, ranging from 19th century treasures to photo-based new media. (Top: Union Square, Stephen Wilkes.)

2Paris, Stephen Wilkes

It’s always a pleasure to see new work and revisit images by some of one’s favorite photographers, such as the day-to-night landscapes of Stephen Wilkes, technological marvels that manage to infuse familiar landmarks with a fresh eye.

3Coal Bunkers, Bernd & Hilla Becher

4Paris Street, Charles Marville

Iconic, museum-quality images from the 19th and 20th Century are plentiful, including a Charles Marville document of a 19th Paris Street – echoing an exhibition of his work now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – and a sequence of industrial images by Bernd and Hilla Becher, pioneers of sequential narratives in photography.

5Window View, Annie Liebovitz

6Subways, Henry Chalfont

As a New Yorker, I have a special weakness for images of the city, whether an unexpected landscape by Annie Liebovitz or graffiti subways by Henry Chalfont.

7Fall Branch, Tn, Mike Smith

8Shotgun House, Michael Eastman

9Still Life, Paulette Tavormina

Then there are new images by previously unknown artists – Mike Smith, Michael Eastman, Paulette Tavormina – whose work suddenly capture the eye.

There are weekend panels, featuring curators, artists, dealers and collectors on Saturday at Hunter College. Tickets are available at the Park Avenue Armory. So enjoy this once-a-year orgy of photography. It’s a New York rite of Spring.

April 10 – 13, 2014
Park Avenue Armory
Photos by Eleanor Foa Dienstag
Admission: $30 daily. Students: $10. Run-of-the-Show Ticket with catalogue: $50.

About Eleanor Foa Dienstag (111 Articles)
Eleanor Foa Dienstag is a journalist and photojournalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's, the New Republic, the New York Observer, Ms., McCall's,Travel & Leisure, Frequent Flyer, and many other websites and publications. Eleanor is the author of two nonfiction books: a memoir, "Whither Thou Goest: The Story of An Uprooted Wife," acclaimed by Business Week for its insights into corporate life; and "In Good Company: 125 Years At The Heinz Table," a unique view of a quintessential American company. Both books were promoted with national radio and television appearances. Eleanor served as staff speechwriter to the Chairman and CEO of American Express. In 1983, she founded Eleanor Foa Associates ( It provides a wide variety of corporate services, including annual reports, executive speeches, corporate histories and marketing materials for profit and not-for-profit organizations. Eleanor is past president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), received speechwriting awards from IABC, and was awarded literary residencies at Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). She resides in Manhattan.