ART & DESIGN

Viewfinder: Best of AIPAD


Photographer: François Halard

Every year, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers—or AIPAD for short—brings together more than 80 blue-ribbon galleries from all corners of the globe to showcase some of the most iconic, arresting, and progressive photography, video and new media from around the world. The show, now its 33rd year, filled the Park Avenue Armory last weekend with works from the likes of Irving Penn, Bill Brandt, Hendrik Kerstens, as well as W contributors like Alex Prager and Rineke Dijkstra. Though the show wrapped on Sunday, there are still a few images that we can’t get out of our heads. Here is a selection of the most striking:

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Photographer: François Halard

Massimo Vitali, Piscinao de Ramos, Brazil, 2012

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Photographer: François Halard

Alex Prager Megan, from the series Polyester, 2007

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Photographer: François Halard

Valérie Belin, Western Blue Clematis (And Hilton Daisy), 2010

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Photographer: François Halard

Bill Brandt, Nude, Taxo d’Aval, France, 1957

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Photographer: François Halard

Matthew Pillsbury, Sitting on the Highline, Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Photographer: François Halard

Mona Kuhn, Untitled Self B, 1996

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Photographer: François Halard

Rineke Dijkstra, photograph of Elton John from the Elton John Aids Foundation Portfolio II.

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Photographer: François Halard

Herb Ritts, Christy in White, Los Angeles, 1988