This week, the AIPAD Photography Show, one of the longest-running and most highly acclaimed photography exhibitions in the world, has fallen upon New York City’s historic Park Avenue Armory. The exhibition features over 80 of the world’s leading galleries and reads like a history of the medium—from David LaChapelle’s vivid C-print of a leggy model crushed by a giant hamburger, to Matthew Brandt’s heliograph of a fossilized animal skeleton, made using the same process as the world’s first photograph. The exhibition is open through Sunday, so New Yorkers, it’s uptown you go—and here’s three booths you absolutely cannot miss:
Staley-Wise Gallery, Booth 113
Since arriving on the scene in 1980s SoHo with an exhibition by the legendary Horst P. Horst, Staley-Wise Gallery has been an unyielding name to know in fashion photography. Look for Patrick Demarchelier’s photograph of an undressed model, rummaging through Christian Dior Haute Couture gowns; Arthur Elgort’s portrait of a somber Kate Moss, seated upon an elephant in Nepal; Bert Stern’s contact sheet from Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Last Sitting;” Harry Benson’s candid snap of Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger; Steven Klein’s girl and horse, taking a dip in a swimming pool; and more.