PHOTOFAIRS New York is a new contemporary art fair dedicated to photo-based works, digital art and new media. Taking place at the Javits Center, Manhattan’s West Side, the Fair will present a state-of-the-art view of visual culture.
The Fair’s strong curatorial approach will create a new platform where photography and new technologies intersect. It will provide a dedicated space to explore new trends in the contemporary art market from fine art photo-based works to experimental filmmaking, VR and NFTs. PHOTOFAIRS New York will connect collectors and visitors with international galleries and boundary-pushing artists inviting discourse and interaction.
New York’s enthusiasm for visual culture is seen through its strong and longstanding gallery scene, with more galleries representing photographers in the city than anywhere else in the world. A place for cultural enrichment, New York has made an impressive contribution to the medium’s development through its public collections and museum holdings being some of the finest in the world.
The United States holds the largest global market for photography and New York is home to more than half of the world’s high-end collectors and patrons of photography, making the city the ideal location for a contemporary fair championing photo-based works and digital art. PHOTOFAIRS New York will enhance the city’s already rich cultural offering in September and provide a strong draw for visitors and collectors.
Aiming to appeal to established collectors and a new, fast-growing, generation of buyers, the Fair will be accompanied by an extensive VIP program including exclusive events, curator-led tours and private studio visits. The Fair will also hold a vibrant public program looking to cultivate and celebrate the ever-changing dynamic of today’s visual culture.
The inaugural edition of PHOTOFAIRS New York will take place September 8-10, 2023 (VIP Preview Day September 7, 2023).
Applications can be found here. Please email Haley Carloni, Fair Manager, for more information
PHOTOFAIRS New York is launched by Creo in partnership with Angus Montgomery Arts, its majority shareholder, and in collaboration with Photo London and Candlestar founders, Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad.
PHOTOFAIRS New York sits within the contemporary art strand of Creo, which comprises a portfolio of high-end art fairs focused on photo-based and digital works.
Creo initiates and organises events and programming across three key strands: photography, film and contemporary art. Established in 2007 as World Photography Organisation, Creo has since grown in scope, furthering its mission of developing meaningful opportunities for creatives and expanding the reach of its cultural activities. Working in partnership with Angus Montgomery Arts, Creo helps deliver the group’s ventures, comprising some of the world’s leading art fairs. creoarts.com
Angus Montgomery Arts has more than 40 years of experience in the contemporary art sphere. As one of the largest art fair organizers in the world, Angus Montgomery Arts is committed to delivering high quality events that serve the needs of collectors and galleries. The current portfolio includes Taipei Dangdai, India Art Fair, Sydney Contemporary, PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, Art Central Hong Kong, Art Düsseldorf, Photo London and the forthcoming Art SG (Jan 2023) and Tokyo Gendai (Jul 2023). angusmontgomeryarts.co.uk
Candlestar is an internationally renowned visual arts consultancy formed in 2003 by globally respected authorities on photography and arts production Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad. Candlestar has delivered a range of innovative projects, including the world-class photography fair Photo London. Established in 2015, Photo London has become a catalyst for the capital’s dynamic photography community. candlestar.co.uk
Led by Chairman Sandy Angus, Angus Montgomery Arts has more than 40 years of experience in the contemporary art sphere, establishing successful fairs globally. The co-founders of ArtHK (now Art Basel Hong Kong), Angus Montgomery Arts is today the largest art fair organizer in Asia and is committed to delivering high quality, regional art fairs that serve the needs of collectors and galleries. The current portfolio includes: Taipei Dangdai, India Art Fair, Sydney Contemporary, PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, Art Central Hong Kong, Art Düsseldorf, Photo London and the forthcoming Art SG (January 2023), Tokyo Gendai (July 2023) and PHOTOFAIRS New York (September 2023).
Founder and CEO
Scott Gray has over 20 years of experience in the international art fair and event business. In 2007 he founded Creo, first established as World Photography Organisation, Creo has since grown in scope, furthering its mission of developing meaningful opportunities for creatives and expanding the reach of its cultural activities to film and contemporary art. In 2014 Scott founded PHOTOFAIRS, a brand of high-end art fairs with a particular focus on photo-based and digital works; first launching with Shanghai in 2014 and the forthcoming New York in 2023. Alongside his role at Creo Scott also acts as CEO of Angus Montgomery Arts (AMA), the arts division of Angus Montgomery Limited, an independent exhibition and events company. As one of the largest art fair organizers in the world, Angus Montgomery Arts is committed to delivering high quality events that serve the needs of collectors and galleries.
PHOTOFAIRS New York
Helen Toomer is a recognized leader in the arts, with over 15 years’ experience organizing events, exhibitions and residencies. She is dedicated to uplifting womxn in the arts.
Toomer is Co-Founder of STONELEAF RETREAT, an artists’ residency and connective space in the Hudson Valley of New York focused on supporting womxn and families. She is the Founder of UPSTATE ART WEEKEND and the Co-Founder of Art Mamas Alliance.
Formerly, Toomer was executive director of Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) and director of the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair, Collective Design Fair, and PULSE Contemporary Art Fairs. She also co-founded and managed a contemporary art gallery, toomer labzda, in New York City.
Toomer lectures on art fairs and professional development at universities and arts organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom, and was an adjunct professor at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She serves on the Board of AIRIE and Advisory Committees for ProjectArt, Foundwork, The Dorsky Museum and the Baxter St Camera Club of New York.