The inaugural edition of PHOTOFAIRS New York, which took place at the Javits Center in September 2023, featured a range of dynamic special projects, large-scale installations, talks and an annual acquisition prize for exhibiting artists.



© Simon Benjamin, Errantry, 2021, courtesy of Jamaica Art Society

Complementing the booth presentations were special Partner Projects from the fair’s programming partners. Program partners include Fotografiska, Jamaica Art Society, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Baxter St at the Camera Club New York, Gagosian Quarterly and Magnum Foundation.

21c acquisition prize

The fair’s first edition also marked the launch of the 21c Acquisition Prize, an annual award established in partnership with 21c Chief Curator and Museum Director Alice Gray Stites.


© Ruud van Empel, Arcadia #3, 2020, courtesy of Ruud van Empel /Huxley-Parlour

PHOTOFAIRS New York’s inaugural edition welcomed a highly curated selection of exhibitors from more than 20 cities around the world — from renowned photography dealers to interdisciplinary contemporary art galleries and organizations at the forefront of emerging technologies. In addition to a range of thematic and group exhibitions, more than a third of the fair was devoted to solo artist presentations.

talks & EVENTS

PHOTOFAIRS New York hosted a dynamic Talks Program convening a group of thought leaders in dialogue about issues and relevant topics within photography and new media. Alongside a full schedule of talks in the Program Lounge, visitors could also enjoy book signings, artist activations and booth talks. 

Assets giving further insight into the Program Lounge talks can be found on the schedule .