© Elliot and Erick Jiménez, The Grand Odalisque, 2022, courtesy of Spinello Projects, Miami

Running alongside The Armory Show, PHOTOFAIRS New York cements the first week of September as the annual pulse point on New York’s arts calendar. The fair’s debut edition welcomes a highly curated selection of exhibitors from around the world, from renowned photography dealers to interdisciplinary contemporary art galleries, to organizations at the forefront of emerging technologies.

Exhibitors were chosen by the fair’s esteemed Selection Committee: Sebastián Alderete (ROLF ART, Buenos Aires); Amanda Coulson (TERN Gallery, Nassau); Nicholas Fahey (Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles); and Putri Tan (Gagosian, New York & 19 cities worldwide), in collaboration with PHOTOFAIRS New York Director Helen Toomer. The fair is organized by Creo and its majority shareholder Angus Montgomery Arts, one of the world’s leading art fair organizers, and in collaboration with Candlestar.

© Margeaux Walter, Navasana, 2022, courtesy of Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York

Representing more than 20 cities including Seoul, Lisbon, Paris, London, Milan, and Buenos Aires, PHOTOFAIRS New York convenes a cross-section of influential voices across the global spectrum of image-making today. The fair introduces several galleries to New York audiences for the first time, including 193 Gallery (Paris), Gaotai Gallery (Xinjiang), Les filles du calvaire (Paris), McBride Contemporain (Montreal), Shun Art Gallery (Tokyo), and Troconi-Letayf & Campbell (Mexico City), who join the list of celebrated local and national exhibitors, alongside fair partners, showcasing their artists and programs at the center of the global market for photography and contemporary art. 

© Edward Burtynsky, Coal Tailings #1, SASOL, Synfuels, Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 2018, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Alongside the booth presentations, PHOTOFAIRS New York features a range of special projects, innovative large-scale installations, and publishing projects by programming partners including Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York, Fotografiska, Gagosian Quarterly, and Jamaica Art Society. These partners, as well as other leading organizations for photography and contemporary art, are also collaborating with the fair on a dynamic conversation series engaging thought leaders in the field. Additional programming partners include 21c Museum Hotels; Aperture; Center for Photography at Woodstock; The Cultivist; Dear Dave, Magazine, and International Center of Photography. A complete schedule of talks and participants will be announced soon.

© Maya Inès Touam, L’enfance, la mer, 2020, courtesy of Les filles du calvaire, Paris

The fair’s Advisory Committee includes: Sarah Arison (President, Arison Arts Foundation); Sonel Breslav (Director of Fairs & Editions, Printed Matter, Inc.); Beverley Buckingham (Collector); Stephen Frailey (Founder & Editor, Dear Dave, Magazine); Alice Gray Stites (Museum Director, Chief Curator, 21c Museum Group); W.M. Hunt (Collector & Curator); Michi Jigarjian (Managing Partner, 7G Group & President, Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York); Elizabeth Ann Kahane (Photographer, Collector & Philanthropist); Cathy M. Kaplan (Retired Partner, Sidley Austin LLP); Joey Lico (Executive Director, The Cultivist); Sarah Meister (Executive Director, Aperture); Alice Sachs Zimet (Collector, Educator, Advisor & President, Arts + Business Partners); Elisabeth Sherman (Senior Curator & Director of Exhibitions and Collections, International Center of Photography); Brian Wallis (Executive Director, Center for Photography at Woodstock); Tiana Webb Evans (Founder & Director, Jamaica Art Society); and Sophie Wright (Executive Director, Fotografiska New York).