Three of the new members we've had some interaction with over the years:
- Amador Gallery (here), New York: We've begun to get to know the folks at Amador Gallery in the past couple of years and have been impressed with our interactions to date. The gallery represents a solid mix of high quality international contemporary photographers, many of whom are puzzlingly less well known in the US, like Gabriele Basilico and Osamu Kanemura. This approach is a welcome addition to the existing NY scene, deepening the visibility of many excellent photographers who haven't been in the spotlight in NY as much.
- Danziger Projects (here), New York: James Danziger has been in the gallery business for nearly twenty years, and his project space combines a mix of established names and newcomers. He also writes a terrific blog (here).
- Rick Wester Fine Art (here), New York: Rick Wester has spent much of his career in and around the photography auction world (with Christie's and Phillips). He is now providing a variety of services from artist representation and advising private collectors/corporations, to secondary market sales and appraisals.
- Gallery 339 (here), Philadelphia: contemporary work
- Charles Guice Contemporary (here), Berkeley, CA: contemporary work
- Higher Pictures (here), New York: a mix of mid 20th century masters and contemporary work
- Monroe Gallery of Photography (here), Santa Fe, NM: black and white photojournalism and humanist work
- Photography at Quaritch (here), London: 19th/early 20th century work by British photographers
Given the current economic climate, it's great to see new members being added to AIPAD; they'll offset those members that close up shop or transition to being private dealers/advisers, and add some fresh energy to the organization.